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The Fire and the Fire Extinguishers: Family Reflection Video

The Fire and the Fire Extinguishers: Family Reflection Video

Return to the Church  |  Strengthening family unity

There’s an ironic scene in front of the Jesuit headquarters in Rome with a very important message for us.

The tongues of fire at the Pentecost represent the descent of the Holy Spirit. It is the same fire that is conferred upon us at the time of our Confirmation. For some, that fire is still burning within … but for others, it has been put out by the “fire-extinguishers” within us and in our society today.

Many churches are empty. Families are falling apart. There are a lot of compromises made to respect individual freedoms. A different set of values has taken control over our lives.

The Lord is once again asking us to ignite that fire! Let’s think about that for a moment. Do we recognize the “fire extinguishers” in our lives? What do we need to do to avoid them?

Today, let us ask the Lord to kindle the fire within us so that we may be dynamic, enthusiastic, cheerful and energetic Christians.

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!