Today let us spend a few minutes reviewing
- God is a God of balance and order.
- His order within the family is clearly defined.
Balance is so important in life. God understood how important when he placed laws upon man that would help him along the way.
Order is the opposite of chaos.
There is a lot of chaos in our world today. Everyone seems to be out of place. Children don’t obey and honor parents and parents are not allowed to discipline them ptroperly for acts of disobedience.
That will leave us with worse chaos in the future, as undisciplined children grow into the adults who will run our country in the future. This has been, for several generations a growing deterioration that your grandparents and great-grandparents foresaw as well. It is and alarming realization.
God is depending on us women to bring this alarming chaos back to some sense of order within our individual homes.
Some 30 years ago now I remember a message that rang out a warning. I looked it up on the web, not remembering the particulars. In a message on May 15, 2015 by: dailytimewithgod.com, I found it.
The message was delivered by Pope John Paul II on November 30 1986. These are excerpts from the message.
“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.”
“The family is the first and vital cell of society.”
In it’s own way it is a living image and historical representation of the mystery of the Church. The future of the world and of the Church, therefore passes through the family.
I don’t know about you, but as a woman with a family that I love, I know I bear some of the weight of the consequences of this vital message.
May the Lord help and forgive us as we rest here today.
Ms Linda Darlene