Family Lesson

By Kristy Solis

A friend of our family told us, “The world would be a better place if all families stride to teach their families to be well intention in faith.”

Although I consider this less a family lesson and more a call from Jesus for all of us to always act with pure intentions, it made me more aware of the difference a family of faith or multitudes of families of faith could make in this world.

Pure intentions and being honorable are not easy feats. There are so many distractions in this world; it is difficult to maintain this mindset and way of life.

We are all human; therefore, we will falter. The lesson is that it is OK to falter, as long as our intentions are of pure love.

Roman 12:17-21 reminds us, “Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all … Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

Family life can be a struggle especially during these extraordinary times. Let us focus on a life lesson – when your child goes into the world without you, what will their intentions be?

The hope is that it will be with pure intentions, which will make a difference in this world as a whole.

Lord, hear our prayers. Bestow a special blessing on parents and guide parents to form their children into faithful servants in your image.

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