Feast of the Holy Family

To watch Fr. Joe’s homily from The Feast of the Holy Family: CLICK HERE! 

Here we are a few days after Christmas…  This holiday time of the year when we reach out to our families near and far…

And today’s feast of the Holy Family is meant to be our feast too.  (I can hear a few people thinking:  “Father you do not know my family”) — We’ll get to that in a bit…

One of the readings that is often chosen at weddings is:  1 Corinthians 13.  The famous passage, “Love is kind, patient…” — “Love never fails…”  Love never Fails… maybe it should read “Love flourishes”.

In the midst of the imperfect and sometimes dysfunctional families we may all be a part of, where are we called to let love flourish with the people we call family; with people we interact with daily.

How can LOVE FLOURISH through our words and actions daily of:

  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Caring
  • Sharing
  • Forgiving
  • Support
  • Faith
  • Hope
  • Love

Just maybe today we can take a moment or two to recall the way or ways that LOVE does flourish in our lives as person, family and Parish.

And maybe we can find a moment or two to consider an area in each of our lives where we might let LOVE flourish with family and friends, with others  every day…