Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Holy Family and Your Family

Today, December 30th, is the Feast of the Holy Family. On this day, let us think about making our own families more holy.
The Holy Family
Do you pray together? If not, I give you a challenge for the new year. Begin with just a prayer before dinner each night. Then, expand to blessing your children before bed and before they go to school (or elsewhere). When this becomes your new routine, pray as a family before bed. I hope that eventually you will pray the Rosary together, do faimly Bible reading and other devotional reading.
Pope John Paul II wrote On the Christian Family in the Modern World. I love this bit:

Christians also have the mission of proclaiming with joy and conviction the good news about the family, for the family absolutely needs to hear ever anew and to understand ever more deeply the authentic words that reveal its identity, its inner resources and the importance of its mission in the city of God and in that of man.

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