Saturday, August 21, 2010
Pope Pius X
Some kids have parents much like the Pharisees. Parents who load up their kids with burdens of behavior that they themselves have no intention of keeping. Kids are pretty smart. They smell hypocrisy in parents, teachers, and leaders. If you have teens, they may be pointing out the inconsistencies in your parenting already.
One more thing: Parenting is about service. "Whoever humbles himself will be exalted."There is nothing more humbling and selfless than taking care of another human being. As I write I'm being called in many different directions as each of my kids have needs. Sure, there are times when I would love to lock the door and be alone with my computer, but that won't get me into heaven.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the example of divine service that you provide for me. Help me to serve my children with love and mercy. In your name I pray, Amen. Pope Pius X, pray for me.
Posted by Catholic Mama at 7:20 AM