Our children are exposed to hundreds of role models every day via television, the internet, videos, books, magazines, and newspapers in addition to the people who are up close and personal in their daily life.They are learning how to treat others, lead, react, and speak from them. Unfortunately, a good number do not display admirable characteristics.
And the older our children are, the harder it is to control who they will encounter. We may never know who has influenced them or how.
When I was a child, my favorite books to read were stories about saints. I attended a Catholic school with a library fully stocked with their biographies. From these books, I learned how to build a relationship with the Lord and live a good and faithful life even in the most trying times.
We have countless saints to look to, and many of them lived in recent times. They were real people with similar problems and concerns to our own.
Please offer our children stories of holy people. By doing so, you are introducing them to real heroes and helping them to follow in their ways.
(Do you know that I have a Facebook author’s page (Mary K Doyle) and a Facebook page for every book I’ve written? You will find information there that relates to each topic.)