Today is the Feast Day of the Holy Family. A year ago, I created a photo essay with this post.
Here are some highlights from that post:
"It's interesting to take up this feast day after all these days where we've celebrated Mary, and her decision to be the Mother of Jesus. It's a great counterpoint to remember that fathers have a role in the family too."
Here is a prayer I wrote for this day and posted last year:
Parent God, you know the many ways our families can fail us. Please remind us of the perfection in family that we are called to model. Please give us the strength and fortitude to create the family dynamics you would have us enjoy. Please give us the courage to minister to those who have not had good family experiences. And most of us, please give us the comfort of knowing that the restoration of creation is underway, with families that will be whole, not fractured, when all our members will be accounted for, when no one will go missing.
feeling the feelings…
8 months ago