The other day I was reading an article about teenagers and young adults. It is amazing that so many of the young people today are not charitable or helpful. For example, maybe a man is having trouble caring his groceries to his car and the young people walking by don’t even notice or care to help. It would be a jewel in the crown of the parents whose son or daughter looks to this elderly man and helps him carry his groceries to the car. It is said that God helps those who help others, and I believe this to be true.
As parents we must try to incorporate this in the minds of our children at an early age. What a gift to society they will become if they adapt this way of thinking. They will bless you and make you proud as they live a life in the spirit of Christ. What joy and happiness it must be for parents to know that their children walk in the way of the Lord by helping those who are less fortunate. Their reward in heaven will be great and also the example they set for their peers to be helpers of society not takers. This is one way in which we can change our society, through the gifts of our children and forming them properly in the faith and teaching them to love those who are in need.