12/13- 10 Commandments 5- Honor your father and mother
Read: “Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long in the land.” John the Baptist ill turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the right ways.” (Lk. 1:17)
Thoughts: Honoring your parents is important. They care and sacrifice for you. Parents can teach you things that they have learned from experience to help you. No parent is perfect. Every parent makes mistakes, but they are still worthy of honor- for without them you would not exist. In many ways this commandment teaches us to be thankful people. Some teach us that this commandment means to honor those that God has placed to care for us or teach us. When Jesus came to earth he honored Joseph and Mary- listening to them- though God the Father was Jesus’ real father.
Activity: Tell your parents (by words, letter, or text) that you love them and want to honor them. If you can, give them a blue ribbon of honor to show you want to honor them. Tell your parents one thing you are thankful for that they do.
Prayer: Father, help me to honor my parents even if they mess up. Help me to love them but above all help me to honor you as my heavenly Father.