Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Light of Parenting

You may have heard Oprah say that parenting is the hardest job in the world. She's right and we parents appreciate that acknowledgement especially in this time on earth when many forces are working against the family. The 'world' (worldliness) would have us succumb to their declining ideals. The Lord would have us 'seek things of a better'. It's a tug-of-war between good and evil but we don't have to hold on to that rope. We know inwardly what is good and true. Each of us was born with an inner light (the light of Christ) which was sent to guide and direct us on this earth. When we ignore that light, and turn away from the thoughts and feelings that we had in the beginning, it begins to dim. When we heed the ideas that come to us as we try to do right -- the light becomes stronger and our resolve (and power) to do good is strengthened.

Parenting is difficult -- yet extremely important. We are raising the future. When we are gone our contributions and influence will remain in the next generation.

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