Beatitudes for Parents

The following sums up the life of a parent. It also gives us an insight on how we should treat our children, and how valuable each and every child is to us.

Blessed are the parents who make their peace., *fit spilled milk and mud, for such is the kingdom of childhood.

Blessed is the parent who engages not in the comparison of his child with others, for precious unto each is the rhythm of his own growth.

Blessed are the fathers and mothers who have learned laughter, for it is the music of the child’s world.

Blessed and wise are those parents who understand the goodness of time, for they make it not a sword that kills growth, but a shield to protect.

Blessed and mature are they who without anger can say no, for comforting to the child is the security of firm decisions.

Blessed is the gift of consistency, for it is heart’s ease in childhood.

Blessed are they who accept the awkwardness of growth, for they are aware of the constant perilous choice between marred furnishings and damaged personalities.

Blessed are the teachable, for knowledge brings understanding, and understanding brings love.

Bless are the men and women who, in the midst of the unpromising world, give love, for they low the greatest of all gifts to each other, to their children, and  in an ever widening circle  to their fellow men.

Marion Kinneman

Guardian of Truth XLI: 12 p. 5
June 19, 1997