Modern mothers have been relying on psychology books to interpret child behavior for so long now that if all the psychology books were burned to a crisp, few mothers could relax with the conviction that God’s love, the maternal instinct, and Divine Grace could take their place. I am not minimizing the work of child psychologists. They have taught us many new insights into the needs and behavior of our children. But God can teach us even more, because children’s willfulness, their disobedience, their tantrums, speak just as eloquently for their own search for God and perfection as our sins do for ours. What we all – little or big – want is God; if we do not realize it, however, we choose many ignoble things in His place. And if we want to teach children to be good with a goodness that is lasting, we must teach them to be good for the love of God.
The Claytonian Prayer Corner – Hopefully if we keep gathering here more and more as the years pass by, perhaps the children will learn of That Lasting Goodness.