This Christmas: LET Your Children Come to Him


 

Fritz von Uhde, c1880. “Lasset die Kinder …”, let the little children come to Me

 

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14

These words are especially poignant at Christmas time. Yes, we must teach our kids about God and prayer but often we try to control their relationship to Him. It is almost like we don’t TRUST God. Listen to the words of Jesus Himself and LET your children ALONE. Let go and let the Holy Spirit touch their hearts without running constant interference, without standing between your children and God. Easier said than done.

On evening, I was explaining all the different types of prayer to my oldest child as he was getting ready for his First Communion. He suddenly heaved a huge sigh, slumped his shoulders and tried to explain his spirituality to me:

“I do all that Mum but without so many words!”

St. Wendelin Catholic Church
J.K. Richards
J.K. Richards

4 thoughts on “This Christmas: LET Your Children Come to Him

  1. Yes we do interfere too much. We want the best for them and try to teach them, but they are often more spiritually blessed than we realize. You’re right about trusting God more for them. And we need to always be praying for them.

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