Tobin was at the dinner table with Ted and me, sitting for a time out after aggravating his sister (again). As part of our discussion about his behavior, I talked about Romans 12:18, "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
I emphasized Tobin's own part in keeping peace in the family, mentioning the phrase "as far as it depends on you" several times. We ended the discussion, and he left to go play.
As he entered the next room, he shouted, "The world depends on me!"
Sigh. Abstract thought...concrete heads.