Thursday, September 9, 2010

Will this school year plant seeds of a vocation in your child?

I've got a few thoughts on the subject, over at today.  C'mon over!

Here's a snippet:
Our goal as Christian parents points well beyond the academic education of our children: That of helping them to heaven. One of the ways we do this is by encouraging a sense of vocation.  And that means, encouraging not only “what” a child want to be when they grow up, but also “who”?
 When we know the ultimate goal, we can take steps toward achieving on-going Christian formation in the lives of our children. In a broad sense, it is what successful business managers call “beginning with the end in mind.”  It’s also what spiritual directors have called having “an eternal perspective”.
 So, as the new school year begins, it might be fruitful for us parents to wonder just how this coming year might shape the future Christian vocations of our children? Will this be a year that opens their heart more fully to God’s plan for their life? 
Read the rest here.


  1. Pat, I am getting an Not Found - Error 404 message from the 'here' link to read more at the other site. But it seems I have been getting those a lot lately here and there. I wonder if it is me somehow?

  2. Thanks Laura! Link was broken and now fixed!

  3. Okay folks, now your gonna have to go read the amazing comment that Laura@OurHouseOfJoyfulNoise wrote over at CatholicMom about this post. So glad she did.

    Keep the comments coming over there!


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