The Gift of Self

The Gift of Self

"He must feel it in your touch, see it in your eye, hear it in your tones, or you will never convince a child that you love him, though you labor day and night for his good and his pleasure. Perhaps this is the special lesson of Christmas-tide for parents. The Son came––for what else we need not inquire now––to reinstate men by compelling them to believe that they––the poorest shrinking and ashamed souls of them––that they live enfolded in infinite personal love, desiring with desire the response of love for love. And who, like the parent, can help forward this "wonderful redemption"? The boy who knows that his father and his mother love him with measureless patience in his faults, and love him out of them, is not slow to perceive, receive, and understand the dealings of the higher Love". Charlotte Mason, Formation of Character

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Gospel of John

There is no greater gift we can give our children than the gift of ourselves.
May you and those you love have a blessed Christmas.

Bill and Maryellen St Cyr
Ambleside Schools International