A favorite quote of mine:
A family is a little world created by love.
In a world where we can often think that we don’t belong anywhere, we know that we belong to each other, in communion with each other. Family is not merely by blood even though in the Eucharist we literally yet mysteriously receive membership into the Holy Family with Jesus and Mary:
- the Eucharist literally is a piece of Jesus’s loving heart
- the blood of Mary is in Jesus
We don’t have to feel abandoned, nor do we have to feel like orphans because we have Jesus and Mary as our advocates. They are our spiritual parents; real parents as God has intended.
CATECHISM#2205: “The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son in the Holy Spirit. In the procreation and education of children it reflects the Father’s work of creation. It is called to partake of the prayer and sacrifice of Christ. Daily prayer and the reading of the Word of God strengthen it in charity. The Christian family has an evangelizing and missionary task.”
At the time of this writing, I have not yet posted much about Theology of the body, but if you haven’t heard of it, I encourage you to learn more.