I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Friday, January 13, 2012

My Reflections for January 15 Feast of the Sto. Nino Mark 10:13-16

My Reflections:
Who are the main formators of children? Of course it’s the parents, from  parents  children learn the basic Christian values. Such as love for God, Humility, Obedience and other values. Children learn almost everything from their parents. 

Therefore virtues such as these are something that is taught by  parents to their children. What is taught by the parents is imbibed by their children. What is observed from the parents is copied by children.

For example if children are taught by their parents about love for God and humility and these teachings are also lived or practiced by parents. It’s no brainer that they will grow-up practicing these virtues until the end of their lives. If children are taught arrogance and they observe this also from their parents it's a cinch that the same thing will happen they will also be arrogant.    

Therefore the mind of a child is fertile soil for inculcation of proper Christian values by their elders specifically their parents.

In our gospel we have people (most probably parents) bringing children to Jesus. These people were trying to inculcate into the minds of the children that it is a must that they go to Jesus. Which is always the right thing to do but the disciples prevented them and Jesus saw this thus He got angry. And he told the disciples to let the children come to Him then He embraced and afterwards blessed them by placing His hands on them.

As we celebrate the feast of Sto. Nino let us not forget that upon our hands rest the future of children that Jesus’ loves so dearly. We are the prime formators of our children and the very first formation that we much teach our children is the love for Jesus. Let us bring them always to Jesus for Jesus loves them dearly even more than we love them.

Do we teach our children to love Jesus? Do we bring them to Jesus? Do we teach them to pray to Jesus?  

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