«A wise son makes a father glad, but a foolish man despises his mother» (Proverbs 15:20).
Have you ever been told that you are an ungrateful daughter or son? The truth is that few children think of their parents, except when it is time to celebrate them on Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, at best. Sometimes they exalt their progenitors as o•ue gladiators of life, but then comes a cruel and everyday oblivion. I will never forget the words of an experienced woman who said to me with great certainty: «Sometimes the only thing one can do for their children is to cry and pray.»
Ironically, thousands of young people claim to suffer from a suffocating solitude and claim that no one understands them in their personal challenges. Many of them live as voluntary orphans. That is to say, by their own decision, they have decided to ignore the advice of their parents and disregard the words of their mothers, giving greater credit to their friends and schoolmates. They have unauthorized their parents as their counselors, refusing to listen to the advice of those who have already walked the path that they are traveling today. Perhaps that is why we now see an increasingly dehumanized youth, indifferent to pain and full of perplexity for the future, She’s missing. Missing is the faint voice that says to you: «Don’t worry, son, trust in God. Everything will be fine.»
What about you? Are you lonely? Are you overwhelmed by problems and do not know how to solve them? Do you have doubts that unsettle your life? It is posSible that daily coexistence with your parents and the ups and downs of life have affected your relationship with them. But believe me, parents often have great answers to our personal difficulties. I’ll never forget the day I decided to buy a home. I was very frightened and doubtful about the funding. Then my father appeared with his great wisdom. I told him the situation and watched his face light up. He was very happy to give me guidance on the matter. So I did what he told me and things turned out very well.
The great reward for parents is to see their children happy. And they will do all they can to make that happen, even though their children do not always follow the most prudent paths. That is why we need to take our parents into account in order to solve our problems and to contribute to their happiness.
Get closer to your parents. You don’t have to feel lonely or abandoned. Change your attitude and seek them out. Don’t let pride keep you as a voluntary orphan. Today is a good day for you to make them happy, no matter where they are.