Monday, October 19, 2009

Lets be real!


Elizabeth in a recent blog post writes convincingly on reality checks in the homeschool community. It is surely a wake-up call to our community when other homeschooling mums are our harshest critics.

No where in anything I have read or listened to does Jesus outline a formulaic walk for us as Christians :do this and this and all will be well for you on earth.!! why do we expect this in our homeschooling family life?!

This quote from St. Francis de Sales helps me to put my life and the lives of others in perspective:
The everlasting God has in His wisdom forseen from eternity the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost Heart. This cross He now sends you, He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His Divine mind, tested with His wise justice, warmed with loving arms and weighed with His own hands to see that it be not one inch too large and not one ounce to heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His grace, perfumed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all merciful love of God.

And because I think others say it so much better than I ever could. How about this from “the Aeneid” in the context of spreading our views on others around!:
Of all the ills there is, Rumour is the swiftest. She thrives on movement and gathers strength as she goes. From small and timorous beginnings she soon lifts herself up into the air, her feet still on the ground and her head hidden in the clouds....Rumour is quick of foot and swift on the wing, a huge and horrible monster, and under every feather of her body, strange to tell, there lies an eye that never sleeps, a mouth and a tongue that are never silent and an ear always pricked....holding fast to her lies and distortions as often as she tells the truth....fact and fiction mixed in equal parts.


Finally here is a quote from Elizabeth's post:

If you are a mother whose heart is breaking for your teenager(or any other matter)lean on Christ and not those other perfect parents.Christ won't ever fail you.


3 comments:

Homeschoolmum4Christ said...

"If you are a mother whose heart is breaking for your teenager(or any other matter)lean on Christ and not those other perfect parents.Christ won't ever fail you."

Oh, so true!
Blessings,
Jillian
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Courtney said...

Hi! Thanks for the comment of my blog! :-) Here's the pattern for the felt Nativity: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32894636 All of her patterns are great!

I hope you're back on your feet soon! God Bless!

Aliadelaide said...

Thanks Courtney for the link