Let your parents delight in you

4/20/2012, 4:41 p.m.
Spending the Easter weekend with my mother, who celebrated her 86th birthday, and rarely leaving...
At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

Being a parent teaches us the inexplicable delight and joy that God has for each one of us, notwithstanding that we can never repay Him for creating us! Similarly, we can never repay our parents, and caring for them is an

opportunity to experience what they felt for us--simply cherishing the fact that we exist, that we are theirs. The way a mother looks at her newborn--staring, adoring-- is the way that God looks at each and every one of us.

The experience of caring for someone helpless is a fast means of entering into God's mystery and His joy.

With this in mind, it should be obviously unconscionable to abandon our parents, to whom we owe our marvelously unique, irreplaceable lives. If you are blessed enough to still have parents living on this earth, make sure that they know that you love them and are grateful to them.

You'll never pay them back no matter what--just let them de-

light in you.

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