Monday, April 11, 2016

Family Love Reaches Out to Others

Filipino families help one another to move a home to dry ground during the flooding after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.

"When a family is welcoming and reaches out to others,
especially the poor and the neglected,
it is a symbol, witness, and participant
in the Church’s motherhood.
Social love, as a reflection of the Trinity,
is what truly unifies the spiritual meaning of the family
and its mission to others....
The family lives its spirituality
precisely by being at one and the same time
a domestic church
and a vital cell for transforming the world."

~Pope Francis, Amoris Laetitia 324