Included in this week’s issue:
Why do so many who think Christianity is so silly spend so much time and energy trying to prove it’s not true?
Helping Moms of Preschoolers Help Kids Solve Their Own Problems
It often seems that moms and dads of preschoolers are recruited into household frays by their warring children. Conflict resolution is not just for courts, neighborhood squabbles, or the workplace. It is needed at home, and we explain how it can be employed in three easy steps. Read more about it here, and share this insight with parents of busy and opinionated youngsters.
Augustine on the Primacy of Love
Thus, the end of every commandment is charity, that is, every commandment has love for its aim. But whatever is done either through fear of punishment or from some other carnal motive, and has not as its principle the love which the Spirit of God sheds abroad in the heart, is not done as it ought to be done, however it may appear to men. For this love embraces both the love of God and the love of our neighbor, and ‘on these two commandments hang the law and the prophets.’ We may add to this as well, the Gospel and the apostles.
-Augustine, The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope and Love, chapter 121