Archive for October 17, 2012

A Parent’s Perspective

Posted: October 17, 2012 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Personal Thoughts & Reflections

I am often overcome with profound sadness when I read about baby or child abuses in the newspapers.  How can parents go overboard or at times behave so cruelly?  Perhaps there was/is no relationship with God in those situations….

I often question my own parenting skills, have I behaved impatiently with my boys? They have from time to time enraged me with their antics, misbehavior, and stubbornness.  Have I gone overboard in disciplining them? They are after all only children…

Lately this scripture passage hit me like never before! Most of us may never be given or take up the opportunity to serve the truly poor and desolate.  But we have been given an opportunity as parents to do likewise for our children. We are in actual fact their guardians for our Father in heaven. How can we abuse this privilege??

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me. Matt 25:35-36

We will all be accountable for our actions or inactions ……..let us all as parents be a little more loving and tolerant.