Thursday, August 13, 2009

Why Classical Conversations? (3 of 3)

Many thanks to guest blogger Jeri Mazur, Shreveport Challenge B Director and 2009 Practicum speaker, for sharing these words of encouragement to challenge and inspire us for the upcoming year.

Why Classical Conversations? (part 3)
By Jeri Mazur

...continued from part 2...
(read part 1)

I cringe when I hear a parent say that their child needs to leave home in order to mature! Why not have them leave home already emotionally, intellectually, physically, and spiritually mature? Surely that is a parent’s goal.

Besides that, this is life-more-abundantly—a life filled with God-given blessings means a life filled with God-given responsibilities.

Surely we will not get to the end of our lives and wish we had spent more hours at the gym, or that our house had been more House-Beautiful, or that we had made more Facebook friends.

Surely we will deeply regret it if we get to the end and find that we have wasted the precious few years we are given with our children (never mind how interminable they sometimes seem) and that we have squandered the opportunities that the Lord has given us to partner with Him in the molding and shaping of our families.

Surely we have not forgotten that we will one day stand before the Lord and give an account for our lives and for what we have done with the blessings entrusted to us.

I applaud you for being a part of a rigorous program like Classical Conversations. I am surely preaching to the choir here. However, we all need a reminder sometimes of the importance of the work we are doing.

Looking forward to a great year!

-Jeri Mazur

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