I almost forgot. This deacon’s wife has a post up at our diocesan St. Joseph Educational Center. They have a blog, Bite-sized faith which consists of concise articles to help parents pass on the faith.
I was assigned the topic and title. If it was up to me I would have written on “What not to do….”
For better or worse, this is what I turned in:
My adult son was visiting one Christmas when he realized that his parents were no longer “just in case it might be true” Catholics. He exclaimed, “You have changed!” It was an accusation, and not a compliment.
Our about face—our conversion—took him out of his comfort zone. He felt that his parents had acquired a whole new set of beliefs from when he was growing up. We had done nothing to prepare him for it. Consequently, he had difficulty meeting his new mom and his new dad.
That is why it is important to help our children prepare to meet our Bridegroom, Jesus Christ, at Easter when He meets us in all of His glory. We don’t want them to be caught off guard, and so we must teach them to be ready. However, we can’t help our family prepare if we don’t first prepare our own hearts. Continue reading…“