Children are their father’s and mother’s crown

February 5
“In our language families and generations are called ‘houses,’ the Hebrews themselves called the generation of children ‘building up a house.’ In this sense it is said that God built up houses for the Egyptian midwives to show that raising a house — that is, a family — does not consist in building a splendid residence and storing up vast worldly possessions but in training children well in the fear of God and in virtue. No trouble or labor should be spared to do this, for children are their father’s and mother’s crown.”
 – St. Francis de Sales
Today’s Reflection:
How do we “train” our children to have a proper perspective toward material possessions? Toward media? Toward their usage of time?

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