But a mother can also become the daughter of her daughter and a father the son of his son. A mother can become the daughter of her son and a father the son of his daughter. Father and mother become brother and sister of their own children, and they all can become friends. It doesn't happen often, but when it does happen it is as beautiful to watch as the dawn of a new day.
For further reflection...
"Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." - Romans 15: 7 (NIV)
This devotional was written by Henri Nouwen.
You can find his website here: henrinouwen.org