Interfaith Families. Family Faith Focus 12 May. “Families walk the talk”

Some groups were made up of parents and teenagers or young adults and that mixture sometimes added a bit of lightness to the reflection.  Protas, one of the teenage boys said, “Whenever I hear this reading ‘My Father’s house has many rooms,’ I wonder why and who will be in each room. Will my Muslim friend and all his family be in one room, and my Hindu class mate in another?.  And what about us, if we have family members who go to different churches or marry a Muslim or Jewish person?  I couldn’t be happy forever if we were not altogether in the same room.” “Listen carefully to Jesus’ words,”  Mr Killoran suggested.

In my Father’s house are many rooms.  I go to prepare a place for you and I will come again and will take you to myself that where I am you may be also. And you know the way.   Thomas said, “Lord we do not know the way, how can we know the way?”   Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father except through me.   John 14: 1-6 

Pope Francis.   Each of us carries the richness and the burdens of our personal history. This is what makes us different from everyone else.  Our life with its joys and sorrows is something unique and unrepeatable that takes place under the merciful gaze of God.   MM 14

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