Scripture for the day is Proverbs 13:24

Those who spare the rod hate their children,
    but those who love them are diligent to discipline them.

After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, it’s costly to love imperfect people. You could not call us to repentance and save us without suffering. And we cannot disciple our children (or admonish our friends) without paying a cost as well. But as we look first to you, and then to those we love, make us able to pay the price. Amen.