Posted by: geolocke | 2016/09/25

Sirach 3


“My son, be steadfast in honoring your father;
do not grieve him as long as he lives.
Even if his mind fails, be considerate of him;
do not revile him because you are in your prime.” (Sirach 3:12-13)

How poignant it is to me the way these words still ring true even though they were written thousands of years ago.

The changing seasons of the generations shifts the burden of care from the parents to the children.

It is a time of prayer for patience, fortitude, wisdom, strength, acceptance and perseverance for both parents and children.  Even when he was dying on the Cross, our Savior gave care of his mother over to his disciple, and he gave his disciple, and indeed all of us, over to the care of mother.

Blessed Mother, I ask you to pray for all families who are going through this changing season of life. I ask that you join your prayers to ours and lift them up to your son, our Savior Jesus Christ; prayers covering all our sufferings, all our worries, and our fervent hope that our parents may be well taken care of in these their twilight years.

Lord Jesus, you who suffered so that you might release us from our bondage to Sin, Look upon these our prayers, our parent’s prayers, and your Blessed Mother’s prayers, and grant to us the same gentle care which you bestowed upon your own earthly family, and in your mercy, grant us your peace and consolation.




  1. Thank you George, this is so precious! Hope you sent it to Father John. His Momma had a bad fall and is hurting. Xxmarguerita

    Sent from my iPhone



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