Are your Walls telling on you?
By Rita Davidson
Are your walls telling on you?
We live in a comfortable society, a comfortable house, well most of us.
We have roofs over our heads and food in our belly.
We have warmth in winter, and air conditioning in summer.
But what is on your walls?
Do you have alphabet strips for your homeschoolers?
Maybe a nice verse on the wall of a feel-good script that is so popular today?
Or what about some nice family photo’s of days gone by, of grandparents and babies and toddlers all grown. Family photo’s of loved ones now passed on.
A Calendar to mark your days,
And don’t forget the drawings made by your children that cover the fridge.
Then there are chore charts to keep your children on their toes and to train them up in the way they should go.
But what about your faith? Where are the elements of your faith in your home?
As you can see our walls can be filled with a lot of ‘good’ family things.
Signs of our commitment to homeschooling, signs of the love we have for our passed away or grown loved ones, the joy we have at seeing our children’s creations.
But where does God fit into this picture?
Where are the pictures that represent the giver of all truth and life?
Are you afraid to show that crucifix on your wall?
Do you have a preference for nature pictures on your wall instead of the Sacred Heart?
Are you attached to an old picture that belonged to your family, in place of the Holy Family?
Does that picture of birds have the power to draw your heart and mind to God?
Take time today, to take a walk around your house. To gaze with new eyes at your walls and what is on them. Never mind the paint that needs repaired. Look instead at your walls from the eyes of your faith.
Would God feel welcome there?
Would He approve of the images on your walls?
Would His heart be warmed by the love expressed on your walls?
Would He be comforted by the expression of your faith on your walls?
When God comes knocking on your door, which one day He will at the end of your days, will He know that you loved Him enough to say, “well done, good and faithful servant.”
Make your home, a reflection of your love for His Kingdom today.
Give me your thoughts below!
©Copyright 2013 Rita Davidson All Rights Reserved.
Rita is a Catholic wife and mother of seven children. Mark is her ever patient husband. She reverted back to the faith when her oldest was making her First Communion. By then, she had completed degrees in Hairdressing and Make up artistry. She went on to receive a degree in Natural Health and another degree in Art. At age 26, Rita suffered a minor stroke. With no lasting effects, this dramatically changed her outlook on life. In 1996, Rita began ‘Little Flowers Family Apostolates’ to reach out to other families with her new found faith, by creating unique Catholic books and resources.. In 1999, she wrote the bestselling, ‘Immodesty; Satan’s Virtue’. She was editor of ‘The Catholic Health Letter’ for 7 years. She has been a homeschooling mom for 20+ years, and has written for various magazines. She is honored that families have trusted her with their questions, needs and concerns over the years. She continues to write and reach out to Catholic families with her husband, Mark and their 4 boys through http://www.LittleFlowersFamilyPress.com
Love The “What’s On Your Walls” Post. It Is So True That We Are What We Surround Ourselves With. Constant Reminders Of Jesus And Mary That Keep Us Looking Heavenward. Thank You For Sharing And God Bless You And Your Ministry. And Loved The Paper Dolls …
Thanks so much Sheila for stopping by and so glad you loved this post!
Feel free to share it as you see fit, as so many would appreciate the ‘reminder’. 🙂
God bless you and yours,