Orthodox Thought for the Day


Sunday, August 19, 2012

On patience with rambunctious children

My child, be patient with your children.  What can we do?  Of course they are rambunctious, but they cannot be otherwise.  In any case, we must be patient.  Do not let things pile up in your soul; do not demand details.  For by constantly worrying, you will harm your health and that will be worse.  Just overlook their shortcomings and increase your prayer, for prayer works miracles.  And then miraculously, without exertion, they will become calm and quiet children.  Many children were very rambunctious when they were small; afterwards, however, they became wonderful in everything.  The rambunctious children are usually smart, too, and they may achieve much. 

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