Cut me off in traffic, will you? *Poof* Banished...Well, maybe I wouldn't be that bad...unless, of course, I hadn't had my morning cup of coffee.
Family comes second as the most important thing on this earth. In this category, the primary loyalty one feels should be for his spouse, then children. I have purposed in my heart that my family is worthy of love regardless of biological connection. If any of the "kids" who are related to me needed something, I would be there for them - biological, step, it doesn't matter to me. I am not always sure that such loyalty is reciprocated. Unfortunately, people usually reveal their true colors when they're angry.
While I am not "angry," per se...I have learned to be the bigger person in a number of instances where kids say things that can be injurious. I don't think they always mean to hurt you - young people don't realize that things they say, or don't say, can hurt.
That's why I am careful when I update a FaceBook page, for example. What you "say" or "don't say," speaks volumes.
I suspect that familial loyalty is plunging to new lows and THAT scares me. Work out your relationship with God...and then take care of your family. No matter "how" they're attached to you.
(Took a few days off to help one of the kiddo's move...)