Simeon and Anna are like Gandparents. They give the Holy Family Wisdom, Prayer, and Joy. Grandma gave me wisdom and joy this Christmas. We are all God’s family — may the elders and the young both inspire one another. (28 Dec 2014)
Same-sex marriage is part of a large cultural shift taking place in Western society. The Catholic Church, however, is not going along with this shift. The Church firmly believes that the basic structure of marriage which she has always promoted is still valid, and it reflects God’s original plan of creation.
You would think that Valentine’s day is not the best day in the world to be celibate, but I got one of the world’s best Valentine’s day cards. A person who does not have a significant other is not living without love, because God’s love is always there for us. In Matthew Chapter 5, Jesus tells us about God’s love, and teaches us to love the way God loves and not the way that comes naturally to us. We can’t just love when it’s easy, we also need to love when it’s hard. +
Not every person is called to marriage, but every person is called to family, because God is ultimately the Father and Mother of each one of us. While God is the source of our life, He wants each one of us to have a human father and a human mother, just as God wanted His own Son Jesus to have a human father (Joseph) and a human mother (Mary). It is important for husband and wife to remain united because, when they are strongly united, they make a good shelter for their children.
The good news is that we’re expecting; we’re expecting the birth of the Savior. Just as new parents prepare their home to receive a new child, we should prepare our hearts to receive the Lord Jesus Christ. A very good way to prepare our hearts for Jesus is to make them a place of peace and joy. By avoiding complaints and focusing on the positive things, we can overcome our negativity to help our hearts be a place of peace and joy.