Inspiration – Dec 29

Steven PutmanLiturgy

Families can be challenging. As much as they can be places of love, growth, and life, they can also be places of hurt, conflict, and despair. What has been your experience of family? There is no way around it: being human requires family life. We have to learn how to celebrate and embrace as well as forgive and understand. Virtue is required. St. Paul asks us to “put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” We are asked to bear with one another and forgive one another. These are tall orders for anyone, but they are not impossible achievements. If we keep our eyes on Jesus and trust in God as the Holy Family did, St. Paul’s vision is obtainable. Our families can take on a sacramental character and become places where God’s love is revealed.