December 20, 2013

Catholic Insight: Families Become What You Are

A very fine article from Catholic Insight written by Terry McDermott. I can attest to the devastating affects on a family of the lack of faithful nurturing of any of the first 11 points, and the forgetfulness of the last 6. It's worse in a way if you are lukewarm in their application, for as it is written: "But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, not hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth." (Apocalypse 3:16) 

I have been trying to change what this family has become and may never succeed, but the necessity for its struggle is part and parcel with my chosen parental vocation, and therefore does not come with an option to do otherwise. Its success or failure is known but to God and I must be content with that reality, despite my wanting it otherwise...

Link to the article here.