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The Family – Fully Alive In Faith

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Family life today is both changing and being changed by the society in which it lives.
But nothing can be more satisfying and fulfilling than the love, respect, consideration and security found within a happy family.
A family is where we learn and grow and become the special people God created us to be.  The family is called to live out this vocation
in a “domestic church,” a community of life and love, with each member helping each other to get to heaven.

So, how can we do this?  How do we become fully alive in the faith? We need to get back to just “being a family” and doing the simple, ordinary things, like
blessing each other before leaving home in the morning and thanking God for the gift of each other.

Taking time to be present and listen with the heart is another way to acknowledge the dignity and value of each family member.  When we are truly present
to one another and celebrate who we are as a family in Christ – without letting schedules or timelines get in the way – there is a beautiful grace
received in this little, but great nest:  the family.

Article written by Socorro Truchan
National Catholic Register July 26-August 8, 2015