Dear St. George Families,
Pay attention to the faces in the world. There is a true story about a lady named Sally. Sally was single and met a widower who swept her off of her feet telling her about a prosperous farm he owned with many servants to help out. He proposed to her and she accepted. Upon crossing a river to her new home she was surprised to find a hut with no floors or windows, wild blackberry vines all over, and two very thin, poorly clad children inside.
What a shock! She was tempted to turn around and leave. Yet, as she looked at the youngest boy and his eyes met hers, she decided to stay for the sake of these children who needed a mother.
When Sally looked at the face of the ten-year-old child, she had no idea that her stepson would grow up to be a famous president, Abraham Lincoln.
When you are having a difficult time, look into the face of a child and dream of what they can become. The face you see is the face of the future. You make a difference every day in the lives of your children. Dream of the type of person you want them to become, then help them achieve it.
Does your dream include their spiritual development? How is that fostered at home? Does your family take time for prayer?
Children grow up to live the values they are taught at an early age. Recognize the potential in your child -and all children- and help them develop and grow to become saints. Isn't that really our greatest calling?
Have a great week!