any child what they want to be in life, and they'll tell you they
want to be great.
problem for parents is how to build on these natural, God-given
aspirations to raise happy, healthy kids. Kids who'll go on to become
happy healthy adults.
children are destined for greatness, each and every one of them. But
let us not confuse fame with greatness," says Mary Cooney, the
author of "Evangelizing Our Children with Joy."
of our children, whether they lead ordinary or extraordinary lives,
are called to exemplary virtue, generous sacrifice, courageous
heroism, and above all, deep, enduring love. They are called to be
an energizing zeal and drive, Mary shares with us the wisdom that has
come from the highs and lows of parenthood, intermingled with the
inspiration she has received through prayer and the Bible.
the virtues of mercy, kindness, and patience-virtues abundantly
needed in the family setting-to the riches of the sacramental life,
Mary shows us how to teach our children that the path to living an
extraordinary life is found through ordinary actions and habits of
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