LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… Train the child in the way that he should go, and he will never depart from it even when is old…” (Proverbs 22:6, the Holy Bible).
PARENTS CAUSE THEIR KIDS TO BECOME CRIMINALS: I already wrote it before, and I write it again here: “I took an informal survey… of… parents(who) were actually talking about God and His Word with their families and especially children. Nobody raised their hands, confirming once more that a great number of Filipino families nowadays do not talk about God and the Bible inside their homes anymore.
“Next, I asked who among the parents were reading the Bible. There were three women who raised their hands, and all the rest kept their heads bowed down. The three were members of Christian churches where Bible reading is being taught by their pastors and their leaders. Even among the three, however, they only displayed a passing familiarity, not deep knowledge, of the Bible.
“I then told the parents that, in a situation such as this, it is no wonder that many young Filipino kids are now embroiled in drugs, pre-marital sex, in gang wars and in various crimes. Because Filipino children are no longer taught the Word of God, they have been growing up without God, and, therefore, have become capable of mischief and misdemeanor and, also, criminality.
PARENTS MUST START BEING SPIRITUAL THEMSELVES: “What then must parents do to assure that their children will learn and know and obey the Word of God? Well, they must first start with themselves—the parents, I mean. Parents everywhere should start going back to the Bible—reading it daily, meditating on it day and night, and carefully obeying everything that is written in it.
“Likewise, they should start attending church and praise and worship services in earnest, together with their spouses and their children, and all others who reside with them in their houses (including househelps, drivers, and other workers). Then, they should also display an eagerness to help their churches with financial gifts, to enable their members to go out and proclaim the Word.
“It is only when the children will realize that their own parents have turned sincere in pursuing a deeper understanding of the Bible and a stronger relationship with God that they themselves will strive to be more spiritual and guided by God. Then and only then will the children be really guided, blessed and protected by God from any and all evil.”
PARENTS, DO NOT FEED KIDS WITH PROCESSED FOODS: Here’s a very important reminder from the Department of Health (DOH), for the health, safety, and well-being of the 26 million young children who have trooped back to schools nationwide: prevent them from eating processed meat and other foods with preservatives which contain big amounts of salt, so you can steer them away from cancer and other deadly illnesses.
Dr. Ted Herbosa, DOH undersecretary, made the, in an interview with me and my partner, Vic Somintac, at the radio program “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, which airs daily, Mondays to Fridays, 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., over Radyo Agila DZEC, 1062 kHz on the AM band.
Dr. Herbosa said that it is 100 % a lot better for young kids and even for adults to be eating fresh foods, or foods prepared by cooking, right inside our own kitchens. Among the processed foods that should be avoided, Herbosa said, are ham, bacon, hotdog, salami and the like. Better give our children fresh fruits, vegetables, and, if it cannot be avoided, meats that are freshly cooked, he added.
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