A strong foundation enables us to withstand the storms that toss our lives around.
Growing up, my family went through the storms of isolation, abandonment, poverty, and sickness. We placed our trust in God, prayed as a family, and were gifted with healing and a miracle that helped our situation.
Jesus reminds us today that the foundation of our lives comes from our willingness to accept his teachings and give them a try. A strong foundation makes it possible for a house to survive dreadful storms; a foundation based on attentive listening of the Word of God and shaping our lives around it.
How does family prayer affect your lives?
Lord, help bring our families closer through prayer and your love.
About Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C.
Father Jilson Tom, C.S.C. is from the Northeast India Province of Holy Cross. A native of Kerala, Father Jilson has been serving in a parish and school ministry since his ordination twelve years ago. He joins the Family Rosary team as an Assistant, while he works to study Pastoral Counseling in the Boston area. With a personal devotion to Mother Mary, Father Jilson is thrilled to be working to enhance family prayer through the Rosary. And if you ever need a listening ear or want to play a board game, Father Jilson’s your guy!