These readings hit a parental nerve for me, and I know other parents who feel the same because of similar experiences. We provide the education in the Catholic faith and an example of living that faith to our children, but we have adult sons and daughters who seem to place so little value on what we treasure. We worry about how they will deal with the bigger crises in life without faith and a personal relationship with the God. We may see our grandchildren receiving the sacraments that seem to have little meaning to their parents beyond rites of passage.
We pray earnestly for our children and grandchildren. We try to avoid nagging and moralizing, but continue to provide the example of our trust and faith in God’s love. We know that the gift of faith that they were given through the sacraments is still there even if they might be ignoring it. Most of all, we love them and know that God loves them even more.
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