April 30, 2007

The "Lens of Faith" (#7)

Our children need to develop a "lens of faith" through which they can view the world and make judgments and decisions. Developing this lens requires a well-formed conscience, an appreciation and conviction for what is good and true and a "skeptometer" to recognize and filter out what is wrong. A "lens of faith" requires both knowledge and application. One of the exciting things about homeschooling, though it can be true for all parents, is that we get to learn with our children all the time. Pray for God's guidance in making these important connections as a family. Reading and conversation are particularly helpful.

The Declaration on Christian Education from Vatican II said: "The Church is bound as a mother to give to these children of hers an education by which their whole life can be imbued with the spirit of Christ.

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