"Make your house,
your family, another Nazareth
where love, peace, joy and unity reign
for love begins at home."
Prayer for Generosity
by St. Ignatius of Loyola
Teach us, Good Lord, To Serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labor and not to ask for any reward,
save that of knowing that we do Thy will.
Through Jesus Christ Our Lord, Amen.
HEALTHY FAMILY TRAITS:
Shared by Fr. Jim Vrba on the feast of the Holy Family.
These are taken from the book ―Traits of a Healthy Family‖ by Delores Curran.
1. Communicate and listen to each other
2. Affirm and support one another
3. Teach respect for others
4. Develop a sense of trust
5. Have a sense of play and humor
6. Exhibit a sense of shared responsibility
7. Teach a sense of right and wrong
8. Have a strong sense of family where rituals and traditions abound
9. Have a balance of interaction among the members
10. Have a shared religious core
11. Respect the privacy of one another
12. Value service to others
13. Foster family table time and conversation
14. Share leisure time
15. Admit and seek help with problems
"Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength. Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today. Drill them into your children. Speak of them at home and abroad, whether you are busy or at rest.
Bind them at your wrist as a sign and let them be as a pendant on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-8
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