Presenting our children

On this Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the temple, we are reminded that as parents our children belong to the Lord. It’s not easy. Having children is like having our hearts outside of our bodies. We want to keep them close, love them, protect them, teach them. Yet as they get older, we realize they must follow their own path. God’s plan for them might be different than ours.

We also see the darkness of the world around us, yet our children are growing up in it. We wonder what their future will be like. Will they have to suffer?

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