Reflections" regarding THE PATH TO COMMUNION (continued)
Spirit of Love!
Come that we may be one, as the Father and You
One united through our
Leading Children to Encounter Christ
"Let the Children come unto Me."
We must always remember that~~
Pope John Paul II reminds us that there is a need to accompany our children in their encounter with the "living" Jesus Christ.
This important responsibility lies
mostly upon us, as parents, because it is up to us to lead our
children to their first encounter
Without our distinct desire to have them baptized,
this first encounter
would never happen.
Equally, it must be our desire, as parents, to lead
our children to their encounter
are able to receive the
This is very important because our
part of the
faith, hope and love."
|Our Holy Father gratefully acknowledges the efforts of
all those who seek to serve the family and children with the same attitude as
Jesus Christ who said: "Let the children come to me, and do not
hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of Heaven."
His acknowledgement is especially for parents, teachers, pastoral, social and health care workers.
The Synod Fathers rightly
deplores and condemns
who are denied their dignity, their innocence and even their lift!
condition includes violence, poverty,
Special mention was made during
the Synod of the deplorable
That is why the Synod Fathers made an urgent
"to all those holding authority in society, that,
as a priority,
do all in their power to alleviate the