My heart is a manger
By Barbara Curtis
Sometimes I look around at all the strong and faithful Catholic families in our church and wish I could have been brought up like that, with the love of God swaddling me not just on Sunday mornings but every day because my parents kept God’s love alive in their union and in our home.
To all who have knit a seamless garment of faith for your children, I hope you know there are parents in the pews who draw hope and inspiration from your example. I hope your moments of feeling taken for granted — and I know even the most perfect parents must have them — are fleeting and that you quickly hear the still, small voice whispering that your influence extends well beyond your own children to people like me who came from brokenness and can only hope to start a new legacy with our own families.
My heart is a manger - The Arlington Catholic Herald