Religion in School!!
Today is the Assumption of the Blessed Mother. This is the Day that the Blessed Mother is assumed into heaven body and soul!! She is the Mother of God, but also our Mother to guide us and be our advocate. So what does this have to do with religion in school? Everything. School is meant to prepare, educate, stimulate, and above all nurture the mind, body, and spirit. How can we as parents, educators, and community members expect to instill values and beliefs if we allow our children to think that it is wrong to rely on someone else for support, resource, strength, and compassion? The Blessed Mother wants us to be united with her Son so that we might LIVE! How can we live without knowing that we are so profoundly loved, adored, and looked after? Why is it wrong for children to think that someone of a Divine nature loves and looks out for them? In all that is going on in our world today with teen pressures from society, social media, bullying, academics, pressure to join and be involved in extra-curricular activities so that a college might see it and accept them, doesn't it make sense that we provide them with as much love, support, Truth, and freedom in the knowledge of unconditional love if one fails, isn't in the "in-crowd", doesn't have as many likes as someone else on Instagram, or struggles with just the everyday process of being a teen? Doesn't it make sense to equip them to live life to the fullest and enjoy it now knowing that the Blessed Mother, their Mother, awaits for them, is there looking on with love as an advocate, and praying for them so that they never question that they are alone (especially for teens- it is so vital to remind them that they are so profoundly loved and connected to everyone through God)? I know there are so many that agree and disagree with this idea. That is fine... you are where you are right now on your journey. I know all will work itself out as it should because we have the Blessed Mother doing right by Her Son while she lives in Heaven with Him forever. And so....we move forward...God Bless~
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