PARENTAL DIRECTIVES

 

As parents of children with same sex attraction we often hear the song of our culture calling us to be “accepting” of our children. Like so many terms in today’s culture that too has become twisted.

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As a parent of a child, any child no matter the cross, Jesus calls us to love our children like He loves us. As Catholics we have the beautiful example of the Holy Family. Not to accept but, to love to want the best for our children and to continue to love them ‘right where they are’. We can not change our children but we can show them by example the joy and happiness there is to be found by following Jesus. With the grace of God they may find their way back to a life of faith by striving to live a Holy and chaste life like we all are called to lead.
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As St. Faustina reminds us in this beautiful meditation that Jesus is supporting us; “if only we are willing to fight, knowing that victory is always on our side”

 

More Directives

Meditation:

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Third, have the certitude that I am looking at you and supporting you. Fourth, do not fear either struggles of the soul or any temptations, because I am supporting you; if only you are willing to fight, know that the victory is always on your side. Fifth, know that by fighting bravely you give Me great glory and amass merits for yourself. Temptation gives you a chance to show Me your fidelity (Diary, 1560).

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My Prayer Response:

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Lord Jesus, thank You, for Your encouragement and support in fighting temptations. May I give You great glory in fighting temptations and show You my fidelity.

 

 

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