Still, the comment that has been ringing in my ears the last few
days and is prompting self-evaluation of our home was one he made about parents and children.
He said, “As parents, we tend to give our children everything we
can; yet, while we prioritize giving them things and experiences, we expect them to love the Lord with all their hearts.”
Think about it, if we live each day pampering our children and
rewarding them with more, more, more, what are we turning their hearts toward? Now every parent wants to give their child good things, there is nothing wrong with that. What we must analyze though is what we are teaching our children about what a good thing is. Are we giving them a hunger for things or for God?
"Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse. He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father."