My children are all teenagers. As such, I am no longer on edge when they are near a hot stove. I no longer fear they will reach out and touch the glimmering light on the stove top.
Why? Because, by now, they have experienced enough of life to know that fire burns.
How? Because my wife and I taught them at a young age: If you touch something hot, you will get burned.
C.S. Lewis called this subduing the soul to reality. That is, ordering life around what we know …
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