Let everything take second place to our care of our children, our bringing them
up to the discipline and instruction of the Lord. If from the beginning we
teach them to love true wisdom, they will have great wealth and glory than
riches can provide. If a child learns a trade, or is highly educated for a
lucrative profession, all this is nothing compared to the art of detachment
from riches; if you want to make your child rich, teach him this. He is truly
rich who does not desire great possessions, or surround himself with wealth,
but who requires nothing…Don’t think that only monks need to learn the Bible;
Children about to go our into the world stand in greater need of Scriptural
~John Chrysostom, Homilies on Ephesians, Homily 21~
On Marriage and Family Life
Children in our atriums are handed the Bible on their very first day - it is holy and precious - yet it is accessible at all times.
At home, the Bible should have an equally accessible but special place of reverence:
|He was praying.|
Then he slept in the presence of the Lord.