JUST ONE MINUTE
In baptism, parents agree to teach the faith to the child in word and deed. This can be pretty daunting at times. St. Edith Stein, who was a college professor before entering the Carmelite order, offers this wisdom for teaching: “Children do not need merely what we have, but rather what we are,” and “The entire educational process must be carried out with love ... And the most effective educational method is not the word of instruction but the living example, without which all words remain useless.” The living example of faith is the most potent method of teaching. Our children learn forgiveness and mercy from us. They learn tough love and accountability from us. They learn to forgive when we ask for forgiveness when we have sinned against them or the family.
Reflection: Today, visit with Jesus about what areas of the faith you are passing on well through example. Visit with him about an area that you notice needs to improve.
— Deacon Danny Hartnedy