We have a dangerous shortfall this month—$8,682 short—a serious deficit. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

What All Parents Should Want for Their Children

By Peter Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Feb 01, 2013

Over the past month I have been reflecting with particular focus on cooperating with grace and allowing that cooperation to transform my private and public life.

So perhaps it was providential that this morning, as I picked a bible off the bookshelf to study a passage in Matthew’s Gospel, my hand slipped and the bible flopped open to the inside of the front cover. There I found an inscription written by my parents twenty-three years ago, when they gave the bible to me as a gift. Here I share that inscription:

For Peter on the day of his Confirmation:

Today you have received the tremendous gift of the Holy Spirit—the gift which perfects baptism and confirms you in your likeness to Christ.

The only limit on the power of these graces in your life will be your own willing effort to use the strength that is now yours in Christ for the greater glory of God.

May you love God above all things, and bear witness to His Truth your whole life long—this is our prayer for you.

With deepest love,

Mom and Dad

Well, Mom and Dad: after all these years, I think I’m finally starting to really get it. Thanks for being patient! I will certainly pass this prayer along to my own children, and I hope every parent does likewise.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($8,682 to go):
$35,000.00 $26,317.70
25% 75%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil 8 hours ago
Conscientious objection to vaccinations 10 hours ago
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? 12 hours ago
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12