The Family Comes from God

The family comes from God. It is the Creator who has arranged the loving covenant of one man and one woman. He has blessed their love and made it a source of mutual help. He has made it fruitful, and established its permanence until death. In the Creator's plan, the family is a community of persons. Therefore, the fundamental form of life and love within the family lies in respect for each person, for each individual member of the family. Husbands and wives, consider and treat each other with the greatest respect. Parents, respect the unique personality of your children. Children, show your parents obedient respect. All members of the family must feel accepted, and respected, because they must feel loved. In a special way, the old and the sick. 

HOLY MASS FOR FAMILIES, ONITSHA, NIGERIA February 13, 1982

(Pope John Paul II, “Love is the Explanation of Everything”, Rizzoli 2011, Page 038)

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