The Gift of Children

THE GIFT OF CHILDREN ~ A statement by Evangelicals and Catholics Together

"Be fruitful and multiply." (Gen. 1-28)  "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me."(Matt. 19-14)

Children are gifts. In them, we respond to Moses' urgent imperative: Choose life! (Deut. 30:19) 
Men and women have always brought children into the world.  To be a parent is the most natural of things.  It is fundamental to what it means to be human.  Yet the both of a child is also an extraordinary moment for parents, charged with transcendent meaning. In our children, we venture something beyond our control. Even for those who do not believe in God, having a child is an act of faith. 

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