Our goal is not to make much of the child,
but live and teach and lead in such a way
that the child grows up making much of God.
Our aim is not to take a child’s low views of self
and turn them into high views of self.
Our aim is to take a child with low views of God
and replace them with high views of God.
Our aim is not to take a child with little sense of worth
and fill him with a great sense of worth.
Rather, our aim is to take a child who by nature
thinks the world revolves around himself
and show him that he was made to put God at the center
and get joy not from seeing his own tiny worth,
but from knowing Christ who is of infinite worth.
- John Piper