"Let the Children come to me, do not stop them for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these" Ever wondered why in order for us to inherit the Kingdom of God, we need to have child-like qualities? The question is, which are these qualities?
Love, Forgiveness, honesty, cheerfulness, humility and Patience are just a few of those qualities in children that God loves so much! But how can we ensure that our children grow up with these qualities? As parents we have the responsibility to ensure that our children grow up to be loving, responsible adults who have respect for people around them. How can we achieve this?
Naturally, we are born with sin. It is through love and constant reminder of the word of God that our old sinful self is lost and instead replaced with a new creature full of good Christian Qualities that help us be a light to the world around us. If we teach our Children to embrace this Light who is Christ and live by him, then slowly by slowly we make this world a better place not only for them but for others around them.
The question that we should then ask ourselves as parents then is, How much have we allowed this light to shine in our own lives? We cannot give or share what we do not have. We therefore need to let our light so shine before men that they may see our good deeds and glorify our father who is in heaven.
For parents, let us replace MEN with CHILDREN. You get the point. right?
God bless you.
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