Grace from sacraments? How do I find it?

girl w binocs, morguefile file000921414970 by scott.m.liddell@gmail• Coincidences with people. When you meet up with someone you wouldn’t have expected, look for what God might be trying to say to you through the other person, or what you might have to offer him or her.

• Through touch. Every sacrament has a physical aspect to it. Allow your child to feel God’s touch through you with a loving squeeze after communion or a hug after reconciliation.

• Flashes of insight. Pay attention to your thoughts right after receiving a sacrament and teach your child to do the same. This is prime time for the Holy Spirit.

—by Annemarie Scobey, from the pages of At Home with Our Faith, Claretian Publications’ print newsletter for parents on nurturing spirituality in the home. Winner of the 2012 Best in Class award from the Associated Church Press, as well as a First Place General Excellence award from the Catholic Press Association for the past three years running. Here’s a sample issue.

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