Happy days: Parenting your teenage children

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus turns to his followers and says: “You are the light of the world” (Matthew 5:14). The first picture Jesus uses to illustrate this is “a city on a hill” which has come to represent the Church. As we gather together as this community of ‘called-out ones’, which is what Church literally means, we are to be this light. The second picture is a “lamp on a stand”, whose job is to “give light to everyone in the house”.

As parents, what does it look like for us to be the light in our homes? This is not just a light to switch on when we pitch up at work, drop our kids off...

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