We have been the recipient of some comments already in our education decision. We are obeying this call on the direction for our family. God has a different calling for each family. I know it's not for everyone and I don't judge others who chose a different path. Some comments other make in a casual off handed manner intending to be funny can cut others. The comment made can be rooted in misunderstanding, lack of knowledge and casual observations or isolated negative incidents with the subject at hand. Comments may reflect a different set of priorities, values, experience or perspectives. How comments effect those around us is not about a thick verses thin skin. It's about compassion, empathy, honor, respect and love for each other. Criticisms, judgement and negativity are not fruits of the spirit. Yes, Jesus made laughter, joy, humor and celebrating. If any action or speech is at the expense of someone else's dignity or values, it's never from God. His rules for treating others are clear and best.