"As a mother would risk her life to protect her child, her only child, even so should one cultivate a limitless heart with regard to all beings. So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings; radiating kindness over the entire world." The Buddha, Sutta Nipata I, 8
Even though my children are all grown with families of their own now, I am so happy that we never put materialistic things in front of family. If we ever did anything right with our kids, I am thrilled to know we did that right as well as our love for our children was and still is unconditional. Praise God!
I printed this for my prayer journal, the new (for the parents) bulletin board that I am getting together for my children's church. I also printed copies to give to each of our children's church families. The blogger also will be writing about each virtue, so I want to go back and read what she has to say.
If our children follow Jesus, everything else will fall into place. He will give them purpose and He will take all they do, successes and failures, and make a good come out of them. If you want your children to follow Jesus, you need to pray. This prayer is a place you can start. A Prayer for Our Children to Follow Jesus - #MomentsofHope - Lori Schumaker
May the sun bring you new energy by day, May the moon softly restore you by night, May the rain wash away your worries, May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.