Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 11 -17 September 2016
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
I have seen the new advertisement of Jollibee (a famous fast food chain in the Philippines) last week and was touched by the story line. It depicts a grandmother who, despite the age, regularly comes to the branch his granddaughter is working on to observe and correct her actions.
Being a good parent is not easy especially if your kids are misbehaving. There are many things that must be taken care of as a parent and that is hard.
However, being a good parent is what God tells us to do. This means to raise them not only in their physiological but also in their behavioral and spiritual aspects. According to the book of Proverbs, teaching kids to be a good person while growing up will keep them from departing into it (Proverbs 22:6). S/he will be able to attend to the needs of others (Philippians 2:4) as well as a good follower of Christ in their later years (Deuteronomy 6:5-7).
Children are a gift from God. As a parent, let us take care the young people God has entrusted to us to become good followers of Him.
Children are God’s gifts entrusted to us.