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Reflections of Family and Faith
"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton
Love thy Neighbor | Strengthening family unity
Today, as we gather as a family, let our hearts be filled with joy and overflowing gratitude for the Word of God that has been proclaimed to us. In Acts 17, we hear from the Apostle Paul that we are God’s offspring and that He is not far from us. In fact, it is in Him that we live and move and have our being. In John, we hear Jesus promise to send the Holy Spirit who will lead us into all truth. From these proclamations, we learn about the incredible power of God's love and the boundless blessings that await us as we walk together in faith as a family.
Celebrating family life | Strengthening family unity
Today's reading from the Acts of the Apostles reminds us of the importance of courage and conviction in our faith. The Gospel of John reminds us that the one who believes in the Son has eternal life (John 3.36). As we reflect on today's scriptures, let us remember the importance of communicating our love and faith to our children. As parents, we are responsible for being role models and providing a foundation of love and trust for our children.
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Celebrating family life | Healing the family
As we gather together today, let us take a moment to reflect on the gift of peace that Jesus offers us. This peace is not just an absence of conflict but an overarching sense of calm and assurance that comes from knowing we are loved and cared for by a God who promises to be with us always.
Healing the family | Holy lives of inspiration
Today's readings from the Old and New Testaments share a common theme: the mercy of God. We see in both the story of Susanna and the woman caught in adultery that God's love is greater than any sin or injustice we may face.
Strengthening family unity | Why pray?
Let me share a heartwarming story that has inspired me, and I hope it will inspire you too. The parents, particularly the mother of two grown-up boys, are going through a difficult time. Their boys had a fallout and have not talked to each other for over a year. One of the sons hardly talks to his parents and consistently shows an angry face. Communication at home has become scarce.
Love thy Neighbor | Return to the Church
One of the most beautiful books to read is "Die Empty" by Todd Henry. The author was inspired and got the idea of writing this book while attending a business meeting. When the director asked the audience: "Where is the richest land in the world?"