A Child's Kiss: A Special Prayer
A heart which is home to affection for God makes a prayer of an unspoken thought, or an invocation before a holy image, or a kiss blown to the Church. It's beautiful when mothers teach their little children to blow kisses to Jesus or to Our Lady. What tenderness there is in this! In that moment the child's heart is transformed into a place of prayer. And it is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Let us never forget to ask for this gift for each one of us! Because the Spirit of God has that special way of saying in our heart "Abba" — "Father". It teaches us to say "Father" just as Jesus said it, a way that we can never find on our own (cf. Gal 4:6). It is in the family that one learns to ask for and appreciate this gift of the Spirit.-Pope Francis, General Audience at Saint Peter's Square (Wednesday, 26 August 2015)
My children are constant reminders of God's love in my life. Victoria (2 years old) will run to hug me every time I enter the house (even if I was just in the backyard). Sebastian (4 years old) constantly smiles and laughs as he plays. Tim (5 years old) is eager to show me all the new things he can do. Max (6 years old) always wants to play catch or LEGOS with me. This lively and dynamic experience is a regular reminder of the palpable love God has for us and others.
How do you promote parents and families to foster love among one another and God? It may be as simple as a kiss.