“Anyone who welcomes a little child such as this in my name, welcomes me....”
and “the smallest among you is the greatest.” (Mark 9;36)
The birth of a child is a miracle. Another person comes in to this world to live with us in our family. Sending us a child God gives as a unique
opportunity to serve in His Kingdom.
Raising a child is a work of a saint. And if we raise our children with a determination and dedication of a saint we will raise a holy generation. By
undertaking this responsibility we dedicate our entire lives to serve a holy purpose, which is to provide safe and comfortable place where our children
can grow and become the best that God has intended for them. Our children are our blessings, because their presence in our lives makes us to
understand the life from a completely different perspective.
We not only raise them and teach them but we also grow with their help and learn from them lessons of life that no one could ever give us. Family (the
unity of two and later with Gods will also birth of a child or children) is the image and the symbol of the Holy Trinity on earth. The unique family love
has an incredible power of bringing individuals in to one unit.
It is very important to create a prayerful and healthy atmosphere within the home, because an atmosphere of prayer and spiritual health have a
profound influence on children’s lives.
French pedagog (Master teacher) Jean-Jacque Rousseau once has said: “If you have started your child's education after he or she is one year old
than you are one year too late”, when we start it right after the birth we have missed a lot, when we start the education during pregnancy something
essential can be done.
I firmly believe, however, that what a child receives in the course of his /her upbringing is not the knowledge that his/her parents happen to have or
the advice they give, however wise it may be, but above all what his/her parents themselves are. We do not offer children what we know; rather, we
offer them what we ourselves are.
One of the many explanations for Muslim fanaticism is that they were used to whisper in to the ear of the new born child that: “There is only one God
and Muhammad is His prophet”.
We live in a democratic world and we have less input into our children's lives than the society and it doesn't seem like the society cares much about
We need to do everything from the earliest ages possible to develop a generation who LOVES God and Jesus Christ as God’s Only Begotten Son.
In the spiritual education of children, our first concern is not to train their wills, but to attract grace – by our life and prayer – to their environment, and
to let each child’s heart become attached to grace. Theological discussion with children is a very small proportion of Christian education. Prayer that
God will touch them with grace is a permanent dimension of all our dealings with children, even when they are not with us.
We need to rise a generation that has personal experience with God so that nothing can misguide them, because nothing can be against them if God
is with them. So than let us walk our journey together victoriously.