I’ve seen a few billboards around town that start with the words, “They learn from watching you.” One such billboard goes on to say, “Eat more fruits and veggies and they will too!’ Another says, “Be active and they will too!” The point is that your kids are watching you, and what you model for them in your behavior is what they will mimic. I would add another sign: “Live your faith and they will too.” If modeling exercise and good eating habits is important to their well being, how much more so is modeling for them an enduring faith. When it comes to faith, it’s not enough to bring them to church here and there. It’s not even enough to send them to a parochial school and assume they’re getting all they need from their instruction there. No, they learn from watching you.

Continue reading “Copycats”