From children to Parents : A “great” person
While not all of us are parents, we are all children.
And in both cases there is a common concern: the welfare and happiness of those we love most.
Health, prosperity and a blessed sentimental life are virtues we long to see in the possession of each of our loved ones. But, are our goals and aspirations agreeing with God’s priorities?
It is not uncommon to hear people say: ” My husband doesn’t have God, he doesn’t attend church but he is a great person! “; ” I have a great son who doesn’t give me too much work and he is completing his education. But he wants nothing to do with God.” “I’ll marry him … he doesn’t profess any faith but he loves me and is a great person. After, with my example, he will come. ”
Notice in the examples above what priorities take precedence…
Maybe even in church, their most urgent requests are related to the body, satisfied through their physical well -being and material goods. But where is the concern with the spirit, being it the only channel of communication with God?
Does she revolt more for her son not being saved or when he does not reach the desired promotion or intended course of study? Is her “pain ” due to the uncertainty of his salvation or because she doesn’t have his attention?
Only when we take care of our soul’s eternity, we care the same way for it for those we love most.
Our priority will define who we are, not for 20, 30, 50 or 100 years, but for all eternity.
So if you have something to be “concerned” about, that it may be to please God above all things, including when it has to do with your family.
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Mt. 6: 31-33).
17th November 2014 at 23:28
I think we start losing the whole focus when we get to this point. That just because our loved ones are not troublesome, we ssimply ignore the most important thing which is the salvation of their souls. We need to start fighting more for their salvation than anything. This is what pleases God.
Thanks Mrs Viv
12th November 2014 at 14:06
Agree, our salvation should be our concern the most and also the salvation of others.But above all to please God.