To us adults, being in total darkness at night probably means nothing. To my daughter, being in her room in pitch black conditions is like dropping her in an uncharted planet by herself. A night light is like a safety beacon that assures her, she’s still in the safety of her room. It helps her remember that her parents are a few steps away to bring her the security she needs.
In the same manner, a spiritual light in her heart will create a faithful belief that everything will be alright. If she really feels it, she’ll know that there’s an unconditional love in her that guides her and protects her. Even if you don’t like to talk about God at home, teaching kids that there is an order to things, that we do not live in chaos, that anything we do to others will come back bigger in return is helpful and necessary. They will get the message: we need to be good.
Being a Parent is like being a Night Light
We have to shed light in the darkness. We have to point out mistakes and give advise. This lifetime job, will help them keep on the right track. We are their lighthouses in the middle of the night in a rocky shore. Take the challenge and be that light. Shine as bright as you can and keep away all those monsters that hunt them as kids and later on, in real life.