Friday, April 28, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 271

Patient Realism

271.  Moral education entails asking of a child or a young person only those things that do not involve a disproportionate sacrifice, and demanding only a degree of effort that will not lead to resentment or coercion.  Ordinarily this is done by proposing small steps that can be understood, accepted and appreciated, while including a proportionate sacrifice.  Otherwise, by demanding too much, we gain nothing.  Once the child is free of our authority,  he or she may possibly cease to do good.