The most important lesson in life that parents can impress on their children is to love God with all their heart, mind and soul and their neighbour as themselves.
“Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?”
Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment.
The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
~ Matthew 22:36-40
An education that leads to the betterment of one’s lot in life but without thought and service to the poor and marginalised in society is misguided, irresponsible and an abject failure.
About the photo: This image of King’s College, Cambridge University is decidedly two-dimensional, lacking the perception of depth due to a photographic shift tilt effect.
“Work is man’s original vocation. It is a blessing from God, and those who consider it a punishment are sadly mistaken.”
~ St. Josemaria Escriva, Furrow, no. 482
He is darn heavy.
But he’s still my brother!
See how undaunted this tree seems to be despite having lost one of its main branches.
So too, let not physical trials and bodily harm break down our spirit but rather, prompt it to a ripe and strong maturity.
It is the heart of the flower that holds its petals together.
Yes, our prayers are often filled with wrong notes.
But like any proud parent, God still loves to hear them anyway.