“It’s 7:oo pm, Do you know where you child is?”
I remember that being on TV when I was a kid, It was a reminder for parents that they must keep track of their child, to take care of them and to protect them. To me, at the time, I just found if sort of funny, I was sitting in front of the TV with my parents, so of course they knew where I was.
It did not occur to me that other kids may be out and about running around, and the parents having no Idea where there child is. As a child, our worlds are made up of what our parents create for us. And for me, it was warm and loving world, one where I felt safe.
Well, I think the Catholic Church needs to do something like that, they need to remind us that we are children and to ask us, does God know where we are.
We are all children of God, God our Father, our parent. Are we home with God or are we out and about?
God, like our parents has created a world for us, and yes it is a warm and loving world, one where we can feel safe, as-long as we are at home with God.
This world is perfect in all it is, it is our fallen nature that create the imperfection, it is our free-will that God allows that has created this world.
But all is not lost…
We are being called home, may be not on TV like when I was a kid, but we are being called. We are being called by the Catholic Church, by our brothers and sisters in Christ. We are called by Jesus each and every day, all we have to do is tune in to the Chanel and listen.
The Catholic Church calls us each and everyday, with the offering of the sacrifice of the Eucharist. The Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Savior, Jesus the Christ.
We are called…
How do we respond? That is the question. Just like when I was a child, my parents told me what to do, what was expected of me, but ultimately it’s up to me to listen and to do as they wish. The same is with Jesus, he calls us, he invites us, but we have to accept the call and we have to follow.
How do we respond…
We are human, we are of a fallen nature, we are perfect only in our imperfection. But it is our imperfection that will lead us to Jesus, it is how we respond to the call. Jesus askes us to come home as we are, with our imperfection front and center. We are asked to offer up our imperfection to Jesus, to give him our cross to carry. This is the call we all receive, but in our imperfection we feel we are not worthy, but it is that imperfection that makes us worthy.
It’s time to come home…
The Catholic Church has called you , as you are, to come home to the Church that Jesus established, she calls you to the house of the Lord, to feel the warmth, love and safety of the the house that Jesus built. Enter in to the fold, and feel the centuries of traditions and the truth of faith. Come home and know that God has called you, that he has called you as you are. Offer your imperfections perfectly to God, and in your imperfection you will be made perfect, in the safety of your loving home, the home that Jesus lives in, the home the your father God built for you, on the blood and suffering of his son Jesus. It is the house that love truly built.
once a child is 7, set them free.
we become independent adults through having independence.
be there to guide, but set them free