As our biological father gives life, our biological mother bears life. So God the Father gives life, His own life, so that we may live spiritually, Mary bears His life so that we may live spiritually. She is the mediatrix of all grace – grace is the life of God. As the source of grace, Jesus Christ came into the world through Mary, and so God chooses to continue to give the grace that He gives through her.
I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom all paternity in heaven and earth is named …
-Ephesians 3: 14-15
Fathers represent, and therefore teach us, about God the Father with whom we are destined to spend eternity. If we do not learn to know Him and love Him as a father, it will hinder our chances of achieving that end.
While marriage is surely a very real and concrete thing here and now in this world, it also has profound and eternal consequences. What are the duties of the married if they are to properly display for their spouse, their offspring and for the world, the love of God for us?
Homeschooling is so valuable because your children see love and self-sacrifice in action.
How did God grow in wisdom and grace? Joseph and Mary practiced obedience. Jesus practiced obedience. We must all do our duty of state in obedience to God. Thinking of others first; practice a particular virtue and examine our conscience. Create a home where prayer and penance is a habit.
This talk, given at a Homeschooling conference, looks at the connection between music and culture – what music is specifically connected with our culture, the principles of that culture and where they come from, and finally, what ought to be our response to this culture and some of the tools that we can use to ensure our success.
The idea of honoring mothers comes naturally enough because the very concept of motherhood is so honorable and because mothers are themselves so lovable.