Friday, July 16, 2010
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
"I desire mercy, not sacrifice."Jesus doesn't get hung up on the little stuff. The small rules don't seem to bother him. It's the two bigs ones he is a stickler about: Love God with your whole heart, mind and soul, and love your neighbor as yourself.
One more thing: Jesus is a great example of a compassionate parent. Do you find yourself getting legalistic, especially with your teens and pre-teens? Maybe it's better to be like Christ and identify a few major deal-breakers that the whole family must abide by. Beyond that, try not to sweat the small stuff as your teens assert their independence and find their own identity.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your example of mercy. Please forgive me when I get legalistic with both myself and my children and miss the big picture of compassion. In your precious name I pray, Amen. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for me.
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