Watching this little Black Bear cub follow his mother across the road made me wonder how many times I've led my kids along the path of danger. His dangerous situation was the direct result of his mother's path to the other side.
She crossed the road, so he crossed the road. He was doing what he saw his mother do. He was simply following her lead; it was the best example he had to follow to the other side.
I want my example to be a good one; I want my path to be the right one, not the easiest path, or the safest path, but the right path. My life isn't the only life that matters. I'm not only trying to get to the other side; I'm trying to get others across too!
The example I set as I make my journey to the other side matters as much as the instructions I give, maybe even more.
2 Thessalonians 3:7a - For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example.