The Domestic Church, the basic cell of culture, the first institution anointed and created by God–these are different figures describing the same reality: The Family! Pope Saint John Paul II asserted that the nature their own families exits is the way the world countries goes.
We must pray for the blessing to be able to read history related to the family and world civilizations. Time and time again, it has been proven that once a society allows the family to enter crisis and unravel at its seams, then it is simply a matter of time until such a society or civilization downfalls and slams!
The human family, made up of both papa and mom, is the basic ground of individuals. God wills that children be born into their own families. God wills that children be loved in a family. Thus God wills that both father-god and father be international instruments by which their children grow and matured into the person they are called to become: a self-respectful and useful citizen of culture and a future citizen of heaven.
It must be asserted, with absolute purity, that the family is a matter of the woman( called to Motherhood) and the man( called to Fatherhood ), “and childrens” that they procreate with God, the author and origin of “peoples lives”. Any other configuration that does not consist of man and woman and the children born to them is a warped and mistaken ideological abstraction that must be rejected and annulled energetically.
The child needs different manifestations of love that the mother and parent grant. Without this pouring out of adoration, “their childrens” is to be subject to psychological, spiritual, and moral damage that can be nearly beyond mend. It is a duty of both justice and charity that the child has the ardour of both the Father and Mother. It was anointed by God Himself.
Therefore, make us present clear and practical actions that we should strive to both understand and implement to defend the future of our society, which depends on the defense and salvation of the family–the basic building block of society. Let us all pitch in to help families grow, flourish and blossom in the formation of future citizens of the Kingdom of God!
Action Items in the Defense of the Family!
1. Fervent Prayer
No doubt, fervent petition connects us with the influence of God who hungers wholesome, holy, stable and solid categories even more than we want their existence. Jesus words us: “Ask and you shall be provided with; try and you will find; slam and the door will be opened to you.”( Mt. 7:7 ). Let us constantly slap at the door of God’s Heart and beg for holy homes. Undoubtedly, this devotion is very pleasing to the Trinitarian Family–Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
2. Sacrament of Wedded bliss
In this secular, materialistic, and hedonist culture, we have returned to a neo-paganistic society. Many among the present generation of Catholics have no remorses about jettisoning the Sacrament of Wedded bliss. Instead, they opt to have a civil-marriage, or trial marriage, or merely live-together utilizing the verbiage: “we want to see if we are compatible, if we have chemistry.” In the interim, they rebut God from “peoples lives” by living in mortal sin!
However, in a word, wedlock and family cannot function without God.
3. Marriage Prep Courses
Any activity, enterprise or endeavor worthy of pursuit requisitions hour, force, and real act. Athletes claim: “No pain , no income! ” Consider this, if it takes a young man a good seven years or more to arrive at Ordination to the priesthood, equally important is the time and vigour duos should exert in preparation for Wedded bliss and the formation of wholesome and holy families.
4. Natural Family Planning
A couple who has decided on pursuing the Sacrament of Wedded bliss must learn the techniques of Natural Family Planning. If not, once married, the perennial temptation will be to have recourse to the use of contraceptives. Such a mentality is a corrosive attitude and doctrine of man that often leads to serious marital both problems and possible disconnects.
In a word, resisting to the contraceptive logic, mentality and mode of life is tantamount to reducing the woman to a mere object to be utilized and discarded by the man. In the words of Pope Saint Leo the Great: “Christians, recognize your dignity! ” Especially in Holy Matrimony!
5. Marriage Prep Mentors
The art of learning a job or profession compels training and help from those who are experts in the field. Baseball player need tutors; vocalists, everyone else who has vocal suffer; and novelists should consult those who know the tricks of the trade. Marriage instructors is likely to be couples married for a good encompas of age who have studied their vocation and who served in truly living out their marital vocation.
Experience in soul can prove to be an excellent textbook! Couples preparing to get married could had a meeting with their mentoring marries in an orderly manner, often and systematically, serves to establish a rock-and-roll organization for a solid marriage.
6. Engaged Couple’s Spiritual Life
If the couple is engaged to receive the Sacrament of Wedded bliss, then both should be intent and studious in cultivating a deep spiritual lifetime in which God is the very center of their lives. They should endeavour to cry with each other, as well as pray for each other. Furthermore, they should make it a solid practice to receive two Sacraments frequently–Confession and the Holy Eucharist.
7. Jesus the Center of Their Lives
When officiating at marries, when duos are about to exchange commits and give a ring as a clue of their reciprocal loyalty, I regularly prompt the couple to put Christ in the very midst of their wedlock and “peoples lives”. I remind them of the literary masterpiece of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: “It Give Three to Get Married.” The three? The spouse, the wife, and Jesus! With this trio, marriage is indeed a real winner!
8. Spiritual Tune- Up!
Once married, it is incumbent upon the married couple to attain concerted efforts to grow and strengthen their marital bond and live out the Sacrament of Wedded bliss to the max! Marriage Weekend Hideaway, Marriage Encounter, Couples for Christ and even Spiritual Direction from a priest or well-trained spiritual director can prove to be invaluable so as not to lose their first love. Love in marriage is like a fire: you must constantly feed the sparks, if not the enjoy can be blown out and extinguished.
9. Celebration of Anniversaries
Birthdays, baptisms, graduations, and athletics success are all motives to celebrate, and rightfully so! Equally important is the celebration of the anniversary of your Wedding Day. A suggestion for the couple: Have a Mass offered for that desire and attend that Mass, then pray the Rosary afterward in thanksgiving for another year of faithfulness. Then off to a neat Restaurant to celebrate!
20. Rosary: The Family That Prays Together, Stays Together
Father Patrick Peyton–who was medicine from severe tuberculosis through the intercession of Mary shortly before being legislated to the priesthood–made a promise that he would spread far and near cherish for the Blessed Virgin Mary through the propagation of the most Holy Rosary. Furthermore, he believed that if the world is to be saved, it will have to come through the family. And one of the best ways to unite the family is through the daily recitation of the most Holy Rosary!
Fr. Peyton’s ambition was to get millions of families in America to pray for the Rosary on a daily basis. He was known for two prominent sayings: “The house that cries together, remains together” and “A world at petition is a world at peace.” Our Lady of Fatima said in each of the six Ghosts to pray the Rosary daily! Saint Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter, The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary, exhorted the world to pray the Rosary for two planneds: for world peace and for the recovery of the family.
Defend the Family!
In conclusion, my friends in Jesus and Mary, make us do all we can to support the family, sustain the family, strengthen the family, and defend their own families against modern onslaughts. The future of society and the world at large depends upon the family which is the basic building block of civilization. Let us turn to Our Lady, the perfect Mother, and to Saint Joseph, the excellent spouse and Father, and sidestep that through their devotions kinfolks will be anointed and mothers will precede their children to Heaven.
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