That of God in everyone

December's Monthly Readings


Watch lovingly over the opening minds and spiritual growth of your children, appreciating their desire for knowledge and maintaining a caring interest in their activities and use of leisure time.  See that they have opportunity to learn about our Christian faith, and its Biblical basis. Encourage in them a love of God as expressed in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Seek by your example to instill in them truthfulness, sincerity and self-discipline. Remember that each person is unique and that God’s Spirit may lead along paths you have not yourself travelled.

Ireland Yearly Meeting
General Christian Counsel

Rejoice in the presence of children and young people in your meeting and recognise the gifts they bring. Remember that the meeting as a whole shares a responsibility for every child in its care. Seek for them as for yourself a full development of God’s gifts and the abundant life Jesus tells us can be ours. How do you share your deepest beliefs with them, while leaving them free to develop as the spirit of God may lead them? Do you invite them to share their insights with you? Are you ready both to learn from them and to accept your responsibilities towards them?

BYM - Advices and Queries No. 19