My heart is full. Yes, that’s right! So full that there is so much joy in my heart!
I know exactly where this deep joy is coming from. My heart is in bliss because my family is finally heading to where I have long dreamt us to go. As you may already know, part of my vision this year is for my family to be more prayerful and happily, I see it happening!
It feels great how I can just grab my husband’s hands whenever we to pray together (it used to be so awkward) and it’s just so sweet how my son Kyle leads our nightly family prayer and how he talks about Jesus as his best friend so naturally (I even overheard him talking about Jesus to his baby brother one time)!
This didn’t happen overnight. I know, I know… we have a lot more walking to take but I am already glad that we have reached this point. I hope we keep growing together in faith!
I am especially touched by the homily in the light of family given by Pope Francis during a Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Square of which I’ve stumbled upon online. I always love how the Pope put emphasis on the value of family praying together. Here it is. May it inspire us all!
“Dear families, you know very well that the true joy which we experience in the family is not superficial; it does not come from material objects, from the fact that everything seems to be going well… True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons, something which we all feel in our hearts and which makes us experience the beauty of togetherness, of mutual support along life’s journey. But the basis of this feeling of deep joy is the presence of God, the presence of God in the family and his love, which is welcoming, merciful, and respectful towards all. And above all, a love which is patient: patience is a virtue of God and he teaches us how to cultivate it in family life, how to be patient, and lovingly so, with each other. To be patient among ourselves. A patient love. God alone knows how to create harmony from differences. But if God’s love is lacking, the family loses its harmony, self-centredness prevails and joy fades. But the family which experiences the joy of faith communicates it naturally. That family is the salt of the earth and the light of the world, it is the leaven of society as a whole.”
Have a blessed Sunday!