Day 41: Glory to God, we were able to have our churching!
I’ve never been so grateful for something so seemingly small. May our gracious Lord have mercy upon us during this confusing time. May He keep His hand over His faithful and not ex-communicate us due to closures and quarantines. He alone is the source of Life. He alone gives is the bread of life and living water. May we find refuge and calm under the comfort of His providence and love for us.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
“Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!”
Pray and then speak. That’s what to do with your children. If you are constantly lecturing them, you’ll become tiresome and when they grow up they’ll feel a kind of oppression. Prefer prayer and speak to them through prayer. Speak to God and God will speak to their hearts. That is, you shouldn’t give guidance to your children with a voice that they hear with their ears. You may do this too, but above all you should speak to God about your children. Say, “Lord Jesus Christ, give Your light to my children. I entrust them to You. You gave them to me, but I am weak and unable to guide them, so, please, illuminate them.” And God will speak to them and they will say to themselves, “Oh dear, I shouldn’t have upset Mummy by doing that!” And with the grace of God this will come from their heart.St. Porphyrios
A special “Thank you!” to my godmother, Jeanette, for taking photos for us!