I just returned from vacation last night, and found this beautiful post waiting for me about my hero, St. Monica. It might be a day late as far as feastdays go (Happy Feast of St. Augustine to you today), but every day is a good day to pray for loved ones with St. Monica.
“You answered her prayer, O Lord, you did not disregard her tears which fell upon the earth wherever she prayed”
As a mom, I want the very best for my kids: academic success, a healthy social life, reasonable financial comfort, good health, professional achievement. While all those things are good, they are not enough. What I desire most for my kids is spiritual success. I want them to be purpose-driven, generous, honest, humble, faith-filled and God-centered. In our modern age, it’s easier and definitely more acceptable to achieve financial and professional success than spiritual success.
My husband’s and my ability to ensure that our kids put God first in their lives is limited by our personality flaws and human frailty. As much as we try to model a faith-filled life for our kids…
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