The Holy Innocents, victims of a jealous, power crazed tyrant ultimately triumphed! They are Saints of God, as this painting by William Holman Hunt shows. The Innocents are with the Holy Family, in spirit, during the Family’s Flight to Egypt. Yet the fact remains that amidst all the sweet images of God becoming a tiny infant, we…… Continue reading Triumph Of The Innocents, First Martyrs
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…… Continue reading This Christmas: LET Your Children Come to Him
A relationship to the living God is child’s play. Children are open to the Spirit in a simple and natural way; their spirituality is not only taught, it rises from within them as they listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit in their own hearts.St. Paul assures us that all men have the basic laws…… Continue reading Spirituality: Child’s Play
hosted by Jenny at Conversion Diaries Thoughts on mothering in Christ. children are open to the Spirit in a simple and natural way Children are like sponges; they absorb values, attitudes, culture and spirituality simply through osmosis. However, it goes deeper than that. Children’s spirituality is not simply taught, it rises from within as…… Continue reading 7QT Fridays
Anxiety makes us ill in body, mind, and spirit, yet it is ingrained in our nature from the moment we are born. Worry only feeds our panic over situations that are beyond our control. Letting go and trusting seems impossible. My family’s word for over thinking is Mental Kung-Fu. Try saying it and soon you will smile at the…… Continue reading Why Worry?
Years ago I attended a lecture which described average moral development. When a child or even some adults choose to act justly because they fear punishment, they are illustrating the most primitive level of morality. Even when a child or immature adult choose the moral alternative in the hopes of receiving praise or an award…… Continue reading Living a Holy Life: Child’s Play
prayer is child’s play Why do humans love to complicate something that is child’s play? The following joke I heard when I was in university, told by a Jesuit priest who was my professor. I laughed so hard that I never forgot it. For me it sums up what is wrong in our Western main…… Continue reading Complicated Simplicity
children are open to the Spirit in a simple and natural way “Unless you become like little children, you cannot enter the kingdom of God.” Children are like sponges; they absorb values, attitudes,…… Continue reading Out of The Mouths of Babes