Scripture for the day is Proverbs 29:15

The rod and reproof give wisdom,
    but a mother is disgraced by a neglected child.

After reading and reflecting on the scripture, pray saying, Lord, you save us by your grace, yet you love us too much to let us acquiesce in sin, and so you discipline us (Hebrews 12:4-11). You are never, ever, too lax or too harsh, combining affectionate care with firm discipline. Let our churches and families do the same. Amen.