Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Baptismal identity put to the test

Today my family begins a new journey: raising four children completely on our own. Tonight as my mother in-law goes home we are left with an endeavor that will be exciting, scary, and emotional all at one time. I think we are both trying to put it all together in our minds of how we will make it through this time period. Currently we have 4 kids (the oldest being 4 years old) and we are simply two sinful parents trying to mold these kids in the ways of Christ.

This points me back to two realities of my sinful existence: 1) I will make many mistakes as a sinful father and the only saving grace is forgiveness, and 2) Since I am baptized into Christ and had the honor of receiving the Lord's Supper on Sunday, I have Christ living inside me. Therefore, it is no longer I that am doing this, but Christ who is at work.

I covet all of your prayers and at the same time I will be praying for all parents of young children as our lives turn upside down in this glorious vocation.

7 comments:

陳柏毅 said...

文章不求沽名釣譽,率性就是真的..................................................................

孫俊翔 said...

一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。............................................................

凱許倫 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債.................................................................

Potts Family said...

Having been in your shoes (and it continues even though my youngest in now 5)... Take it one day at a time, pray lots, ask for forgiveness from the kids when needed and have lots of fun along the way... These years when they are little will one day be a blur (trust me... there is so much I wish I could remember)so hang on to whatever sanity you can! Also realize that the day will come again when your kids will all be off playing and you can sit and talk with your wife without being interrupted every couple of seconds by a precious little someone!

建邱勳 said...

尼采:「一棵樹要長得更高,接受更多的光明,那麼它的根就必須更深入黑暗。」............................................................

红十字 said...

人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。......................................................

Fr. Anderson said...

Staci and I pray for you and your family as you endeavor on this blessed vocation given to you by God. "Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate." Ps. 127