Growing Friendship

Yesterday morning I ask my twelve years old son how many eggs he wanted to eat, his answer caught me of guard when he said three eggs dad. He is presently growing up rapidly. Spiritually we also need to grow up. After we receive Jesus in our hearts, we are faced with a decision–will we grow and mature in this new life or not? Physically, there is no choice–we continue to grow larger and taller. At about the age twelve, we begin to enter adult life. The decisions made during this time affect our lives in many ways- the most important being: will we grow according to the ways of the world or will we seek friendship with God and grow according to His ways? Real friendship with anyone involves a growing, loving relationship. And to be a friend requires a decision to love that person whether human or divine. In our spiritual teen age, we need to decide to love God with all our heart, soul, and might. The question is “am I presently growing spiritually?” 

Beware of despairing about yourself. You are commanded to put your trust in God, and not in yourself. —St. Augustine

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