Fast. Pray. Give.


Let go of self-recrimination. "There is still time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change. Have you slipped. Rise up. Have you sinned: Cease. Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside" (St. Basil the Great).


For a few minutes tonight, after your children are sleeping, kneel beside their beds. Let your breath rise and fall with theirs. Entrust them to the Father and thank Him for lending them to you.


Do not say, "In a minute" or "When I finish this" at all today. Instead, put aside your agenda and meet their needs (and even some wants) immediately and cheerfully.


  1. says

    I am currently finishing the RCIA program in the lead up to easter, and am struggling to decide on my Saint for confirmation. Now I think it should be St Basil the Great because that quote is just perfect for me today (it is evening here in Australia) and I have been so off my parenting game today. I think I have to go write that one down, and hop on the web to find out a little bit more about him!

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