Thursday, September 26, 2013

Children and Jesus

We read in Matthews Bible the incident where the children wished to see Jesus. The passage reads:
“Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’. When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there”.

We, therefore identify that children are an important part of our faith. They should take part in the life of the Church. This also verifies the practice of the Church where babies are baptised, introducing them into the life of the Ecclesia from a young age. This cultivated their thoughts and their life into being closer to God and His Church. 

What can we do in order to preserve the faith into the lives of the children? The parents play a crucial role, in maintaining the children in the path of salvation. The role of the parent is not only maintained in the words, but also in the actions and life, in the quality of their lives, which inevitably affect the children. Faith needs to be a part of who we are, not only a thing we do once a week, i.e. go to Church for a couple of hours. Praying together is crucial. By showing the love of Christ, as Christ did in the above passage, then the children will inevitably lead a faithful life, following the path of salvation. 

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