Leadership is the most influential factor in the success of any organization: a business, a church or a family. I know of a group of families that is growing and thriving beautifully as a Domestic Church clearly because of the leader's leadership. I would call him a level 5 leader.
A while back, I went for a retreat with the Sisters of Bethlehem in Livingston Manor in Upper New York state. These sisters are cloistered, living in hermitages. The hermitage is a place where these sisters live in seclusion from the world for religious reasons. They have hardly any interaction with the outside world … but I would say they are the center of the world through the power of prayer!
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Healing begins with your willingness to forgive yourself first. Today I would like to share with you first, two true stories of two families who lost a beloved child in a tragic accident. Second, the difference between forgiving and not forgiving oneself. Third, the grace and forgiveness offered by the Lord to us.
Shakespeare’s Hamlet says, "the time is out of joint" (Act I, scene 5) expressing his idea that his world is not sane and that things are not as they should be. And he continues with “I was born to set it right!"
Many parents are filled with hopes for and anxieties about their teenage children. One young mother who was realizing a hope for her teen age son was happy to share with me that her teenage son was joining her and the younger sibling to pray the Rosary as a family. He not only joined them but was volunteering to lead.
The survival of the nuclear family is at the crossroads. Two-parent households are on the decline in the United States as divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are on the rise.