Dear Friends of Lumen, “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” St. Thomas More St. Therese of Lisieux is the patron saint of the missions even though she never left the convent. She would offer up little sacrifices for souls and one of her daily chores was to wash the pots and pans with a “difficult” sister. She said that she could “see Jesus walking amidst the pots and pans.” The little things done with love matter!! God bless,
Dear Friends of Lumen, “A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship, as experience shows that the callosity formed around a broken bone makes it stronger than before.” St. Francis de Sales Nothing beats a sincere apology from the heart. No “but’s”, no “justifications”, or added comments tacked on at the end of your statement. Just say, “I am really sorry. I was wrong and I should not have done that/said that…please forgive me.” Then the healing begins… God bless,
Dear Friends of Lumen, As parents what your kids most need from you is your love. They are not getting it at school, in sports or anywhere else…this unconditional, intense love can only come from mom and dad. When my mom and dad looked into my eyes, they communicated warmth and love, and it usually came with a smile. I could sense that their advice and even their punishments were motivated out of sincere love. Parents, please spend time praying each day, fill your heart with the love of Christ, and give this love to your kids!! God bless,
Dear Friends of Lumen, Last week over dinner with a family, I asked two of the teenage girls what would they consider to be the most important qualities of a best friend. Their list is below:
  1. Trustworthy/Loyal
  2. Optimistic and joyful (Not someone negative who will bring you down)
  3. Honest
  4. Funny
  5. Kind
*I believe when someone has an authentic and deep Faith, these qualities naturally flow out of that person. God bless,