A beautiful image we have been given for the Church in Africa is the Church as God’s Family. We are also taught that a family is a little church of the home where God is present in the family’s history, our traditions and the events of our daily lives. We reflected on putting Christ back into Christmas this month. Now we can consider who our role models are that can continue to inspire us to love one another as God loves us? They may be from our own family in the past or even the present. They may be other families or recognised saints and martyrs even of today.
“May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life! May you see your children’s children!” Ps 128:5-6.
Pope Francis. The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. AL193.
Reflect and Share. “Families Walk the Talk” has been our overall theme for 2017 with God’s invitation to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. Spend some time together reflecting and sharing in preparation for the New Year which is just around the corner.