Wednesday, August 25, 2010
St. Louis of France
I think I might have this scripture painted on the wall in my kitchen, "if anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat." St. Paul advises the community that there are no freeloaders in God's family. Sometimes we need to do the same in ours.
One more thing: Any mom will tell you, we are battling an entitlement culture seeking to get it's claws into our children's hearts. Popular culture teaches kids that you can get something for nothing, but that is not what God says! It's human nature to rise to the top of the pack, be it a Pharisee, church leader, or older sibling, and think everyone should serve you. Christ teaches that we should all serve one another, and each do at least his own share.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your example of service to others. Help me to teach my family to serve one another joyfully and with love. Help me to model a good work ethic for my children. In your name I pray, Amen.
Posted by Catholic Mama at 12:00 AM