Saturday, February 18, 2017
As Parents, Let's Choose the Things that Matter for Our Kids
We can get caught up in "doing" a lot of things for our kids. In our culture we're all about "things."
Lots of things.
We're consumers and takers. We want status and prestige and the best things. We have resulting high expectations for achievement.
We want getting ahead. Pushing. Demanding. Meeting the world's standards.
Let's breathe as parents. I'm reminded as I find myself in that place again. Comparing. Compromising. And I ask myself, `What matters for my kids?'
To serve and not be served.
To go and make disciples.
To love the Lord with all their heart, soul, strength and mind.
What matters are the things that last.
The things that build family.
The things that transcend culture.
What matters is the love and faith and hope and trust and joy and peace that keep us together when the world around us crumbles.
You don't find it's what the world offers.
You find it reflecting and radiating from the Son sent to live and die and live again for each one of us. All of us.