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Reflections of Family and Faith

"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

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Celebrating family life  |  Strengthening family unity

The Love and Joy of Family - Family Reflection Video

In John's Gospel, Jesus links two powerfully uplifting emotions: love and joy. And, it makes sense when we love someone, and they love us; there's a unifying force that stirs our souls and makes us joyful.

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Celebrating family life  |  Strengthening family unity

Courage and Conviction - Family Reflection Video

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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Healing the family  |  Strengthening family unity

Moments of Remarkable Encounter - Family Reflection Video

A man on a business trip for about two weeks went out for breakfast. When the waitress came to his table, she asked, "What can I get you?" The man paused and said, "I'll tell you what. I'd like the special, but I want my toast burned to a crisp, my bacon like a piece of rubber, my coffee weak, and when you bring me the food, I want you to yell at me." Puzzled, the waitress said, "What are you, crazy?" "No," said the man, "I'm just homesick."

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Strengthening family unity  |  Why pray?

Strength To Go On - Family Reflection Video

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.

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Strengthening family unity

One Voice of Reason - Family Reflection Video

“But Naaman’s servants came up and reasoned with him.” 2 Kings 5:13 Have you ever felt stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea? Have you been forced to choose one side or the other? Were you ever pressed between the cliff and the crowd?

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Holy lives of inspiration  |  Strengthening family unity

The Path of a Disciple - Family Reflection Video

John's whole life revolved around the coming of the Messiah. Aware of his mission, he preached truth and repentance in preparation for the Messiah. But did he expect that imprisonment would bring an abrupt end to his public ministry? What did he think about being locked away in a dungeon without anyone to preach or baptize?

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