The Domestic Church, the basic cell of society, the first institution anointed and created by God–these are different words describing the same reality: The Family! Pope Saint John Paul II asserted that the practice their own families disappears is the way the world goes.
We must pray for the grace 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 strata, then it is simply a matter of time until such a society or civilization folds and slams!
The human family, made up of both father-god and mom, is the basic ground of individuals. God wills that children be born into a family. 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 full-grown into the person they are called to become: a decorous and useful citizen of society and a future citizen of heaven.
It must be asserted, with absolute precision, that the family is a matter of the status of women( called to Motherhood) and the man( called to Fatherhood ), and the children that they procreate with God, the author and origin of all life. Any other configuration that does not consist of man and woman and the children born to them is a warped and incorrect ideological conception that must be rejected and disproved energetically.
The child needs different manifestations of love that the mother and father-god commit. Without this pouring out of love, “their childrens” is to be subject to emotional, spiritual, and moral shattering that can be nearly beyond mend. It is a duty of both justice and charity that “their childrens” has the charity of both the Father and Mother. It was anointed by God Himself.
Therefore, give us present clear and practical actions that their efforts 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 culture. Let us all pitch in to help families grow, flourish and blossom in the process of developing future citizens of the Kingdom of God!
Action Items in the Defense of the Family!
1. Fervent Prayer
No doubt, rabid prayer connects us with the dominance of God who hopes wholesome, holy, stable and solid categories even more than we want their existence. Jesus commands us: “Ask and you shall receive; endeavour and you will find; knocking and the door will be opened to you.”( Mt. 7:7 ). Let us incessantly slap at the door of God’s Heart and beg for holy class. Undoubtedly, this petition 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 regrets about jettisoning the Sacrament of Wedded bliss. Instead, they opt to have a civil-marriage, or trial marriage, or simply live-together expending the verbiage: “we want to see if we are compatible, if we have chemistry.” In the interim, they rebuff God from “peoples lives” by living in mortal sin!
However, in a word, matrimony and family cannot operate without God.
3. Marriage Prep Courses
Any activity, enterprise or struggle worthy of pursuit requests experience, vitality, and real exertion. Contestants claim: “No pain , no addition! ” 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 vigor marries should utilize preparing 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 desire will be to have recourse to the use of contraceptives. Such a attitude is a corrosive attitude and logic of man that often leads to serious marriage both problems and possible disconnects.
In a word, submitting to the contraceptive ideology, attitude and style of life is tantamount to reducing the woman to a mere object to be utilized and dumped 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 vocation or profession expects training and help from those who are experts in the field. Baseball player need coaches; vocalists, those who have vocal suffer; and scribes should consult those who know the tricks of the trade. Marriage mentors is likely to be duets married for a good distance of term who have studied their vocation and who served in truly living out their marital vocation.
Experience in animation can prove to be an excellent textbook! Couples preparing to get married could meet with their mentoring pairs in an orderly fashion, frequently and systematically, serves to establish a boulder foundation 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 being in which God is the terribly hub of “peoples lives”. They should endeavour to cry with one another, as well as pray for each other. Furthermore, they should make it a solid garb to receive two Sacraments frequently–Confession and the Holy Eucharist.
7. Jesus the Center of Their Lives
When officiating at weds, when marries are about to exchange devotes and give a ring as a signaling of their mutual accuracy, I often prompt the couple to apply Christ in the very core of their wedlock and their lives. I remind them of the literary masterpiece of Venerable Fulton J. Sheen: “It Take Three to Get Married.” The three? The partner, 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 draw concerted efforts to grow and strengthen their marital bond and live out the Sacrament of Wedded bliss to the max! Marriage Weekend Retreat, Marriage Encounter, Couples for Christ and even Spiritual Direction from a pastor 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 adoration can be blown out and extinguished.
9. Celebration of Commemoration
Birthdays, baptisms, graduations, and sports victories are all intentions to celebrate, and rightfully so! Similarly important is the celebration of the anniversary of your Wedding Day. A suggestion for the couple: Have a Mass offered for that meaning and attend that Mass, then pray the Rosary afterward in thanksgiving for another year of faithfulness. Then off to a delightful 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 wide adore 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 far-famed sayings: “The family that prays together, bides together” and “A world at petition is a world at peace.” Our Lady of Fatima said in each of the six Ghosts to cry the Rosary daily! Saint Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter, The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary, entreat the world to cry the Rosary for two objectives: for world peace and for the redemption of the family.
Defend the Family!
In conclusion, my friends in Jesus and Mary, tell us do all we can to support the family, sustain the family, strengthen the family, and attack 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 society. Let us turn to Our Lady, the excellent Mother, and to Saint Joseph, the excellent partner and Father, and ask that through their prayers houses will be consecrated and parents will head their children to Heaven.
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