Our parents are responsible to God sa mga pagkukulang at mga kasalanan nila sa atin. But we don't put yung blame sa kanila sa mga sinful responses naman natin o i-excuse o i-justify ang paglabag natin sa ika-5 utos. We are responsible for our own sinful actions. So, the primary problem why we find it so hard to obey the fifth is not because of our parents. But because of the hardness of our hearts.
Tayong mga magulang, parehong tatay at nanay, magkatulong bilang disciplemakers ng ating mga anak, tumutulong sa kanila para mas makilala nila si Jesus, magtiwala kay Jesus at sumunod kay Jesus. Parenting is making disciples of your children. Disciplemaking is spiritual parenting. May anak ka man o wala, the mission is the same.
Maraming iba't ibang problema ang iba't ibang pamilya ngayon. Minsan akala natin kahirapan ang problema, o ang OFW phenomenon, o ang secular influence sa mga kabataan tulad ng media, o ang laganap na sexual immorality. Pero ang totoong problema ay ito: Wala kasi si Jesus sa sentro ng pamilya.
Care and discipline are both expressions of God's love for us. God's care for his children is beautifully illustrated in a mother's affection for her child: Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. (Isa.... Continue Reading →
We Filipinos are proud of our high family values. However, merely saying that we value the family is not enough to shield and rescue us from the disintegration caused by our own sinful hearts. This debilitating disease dates back to the first rift in marriage and the family because of the unbelief and disobedience of... Continue Reading →
Most of us are probably familiar with the story of Abraham offering up his son Isaac as a sacrifice in Genesis 22:1-19. Here God tested Abraham’s faith by commanding him to do what seems to be irrational and absurd. Abraham, though, obeyed without hesitation or delay. He trusted God even when he does not know... Continue Reading →