Luke 2:40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

When we are young we are gaining physical size, agility and strength, we are learning about our bodies and what our capabilities are. During this time, we are also growing mentally, becoming capable adults able to make our own decisions about life. This is also the time when we should be growing spiritually, learning about the God of our fathers. This does not always happen. Sometimes, the traditions of faith, the sense of wonder, the simple reliance on the Lord remains hidden in the parents.

The children never see the faith of their ancestors and never have the chance to grow spiritually. These are the true lost souls of our world, they have seen our faith up close and intimately from a twisted perspective that we ingrained in them. It then becomes our responsibility to show, by our actions, what true faith is.

Do not judge others by your upbringing, do not condemn by your past and do not judge by your standards, they are faulty. There is only one standard that matters, one Judge who’s opinion counts. Jesus Christ is Lord of all, speak His Holy Name to your mess and He will repair your mistakes and heal your heartache.