Raising children brings so much joy, fulfillment, and meaning to life. It also brings guilt by the boatload. It is impossible to raise another human being without routinely screwing up in monumental ways—and that’s when you’re trying.
Spiritually mindful parents will recognize that wallowing under a load of crushing guilt is actually a subtle form of pride: by dwelling on our failures, we are making too much of ourselves, and too little of the redemptive power of grace, which can be accessed through daily acts of hope and trust in God and in Mary as the true mother of our children.
So that’s for the holy types. For the rest of us, here is a handy cheat sheet.
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