GOD ORIGIN. Marriage and family does not come from
politics or governmental systems. Rather, Marriage and the family comes from
the author of life itself: God. God is
FAMILY!!! The Trinity is family,
consisting of three distinct and separate Persons: the Father, the Son and the
Holy Spirit. Two of the basic and fundamental qualities in the family of the
Trinity are unity and love. The Father
loves the Son and the Son mutually loves the Father and the bond of love
between Father and Son is the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Trinity is the model for all families.
MAN AND WOMAN. Marriage and family consist in an unbreakable
bond between man and woman. The first
Book of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, says that God created them male and
female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to
his wife. What God has joined let no man rent asunder. It was Adam and Eve and not “Adam and
PROCREATION. One of the principal properties of a true
family is the willingness and the openness of the man and woman, husband and
wife, to have children. In the union of
one flesh God can intervene and bring to life a new human person. In the moment of conception life begins. The husband and wife provide the material
elements, but it is God (the author of all life) who intervenes and infuses the
immortal soul that will live for all eternity.
HOLY MATRIMONY. In God’s loving Divine Providence He has
provided a Sacrament to bless Marriage and the family with special and specific
graces. This is the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony. This Sacrament confers the necessary graces
on the husband and wife to be faithful to each other until death do they part,
to grow in mutual love for each other and to be good parents to their children.
SERVICE. Jesus said that He had come not be served
but to serve and to give His life in ransom for man. Our Lady, in the account of the Annunciation,
proclaimed herself the Handmaid/servant of the Lord. Of the seven Sacraments,
two are Sacraments of service: Holy Matrimony and Holy Orders. Holy Orders, the Priesthood, are designed
for the service of the Church, the People of God, the Family of God. Holy Matrimony is designed as a Sacrament
where husband and wife are at the service of each other, and their
children. “To serve is to reign; to
reign is to serve.”
CHILDREN AND FAMILY. Children have a natural right to a loving
family life consisting of the loving and affectionate presence of the mother.
The child has a natural right to the presence of a strong, supportive,
providing father. The emotional support
of the child needs and requires the different forms of affection that only a
father and mother can give to the child. Otherwise, the child will be raised
emotionally unstable, unbalanced and unhealthy in heart, mind and soul! Let us firmly stand up for the rights of the
child. They also have civil rights that should be met and defended!
SAME-SEX UNIONS ARE WRONG! God created male and female for the purpose
of uniting, bonding and being open to procreate and raise a family. Biblical resources confirm this truth, the
Natural Law and even common sense.
Behind the widespread promotion of so many sins--- abortion,
pornography, suicide, and homosexual/lesbian unions is the devil. Jesus calls the devil a liar and a murderer
from the beginning. The devil is bent
upon destroying modern society through killing the innocent unborn baby but also
through destroying the family through the promotion of what are called “Same-sex
LEGAL NOT ALWAYS MORAL. It must be stated with the utmost clarity
not all that is legal is moral. Slavery
had been legal in USA; abortion was made legal on Jan 22, 1973, and same-sex
unions are proliferating in states, and other countries at an unprecedented
rate. This does not make it morally acceptable to God. As the prophet sadly warns us: “There will be
times when people will call good bad and bad good.” There is an overall hardening of the
HISTORY SPEAKS! It is a sad but all too real historical fact
that when marriage and family enters into crisis and decline then it is just a
matter of time that the entire society will unravel, crumble and disintegrate. Look
at the great Greek and Roman civilizations. Great as they were, when the family
dissolved so did the society as a whole.
The USA could easily be heading in the same direction if the family is
being rent asunder by wrong political decisions and a totally erroneous
redefinition of family! Let us learn from history. He who does not know history is condemned to
repeat the same errors!
10. FATHERHOOD AND
FAMILY. Lacking in many aspects of the
family life today is the presence of the Father. An observation from a prison! Mother’s day was quickly approaching and the
inmates were asked if they would like a Mother’s day card to send home to their
mother. Immediately the cards were given out and there were not enough—so much
did the inmates in prison care for their mothers. June arrived and the same offering was made
for the inmates to send a Father’s day card.
Not one of the inmates requested a Father’s day card to send home! Why?
Most likely for the following reasons: the inmates never knew their father, or
their father never really cared for them, or their father was abusive or their
father simply disappeared from their life!
In other words, many of these inmates ended up in jail because of the
lack of the presence, the love and the attention of the father. The father is irreplaceable in the
family. Why not turn to the Holy Family
and in a special way to good St. Joseph for the future and salvation of the
In conclusion, we must all be strong
and unflinching in standing up for the traditional family that consists of man
and woman united in the bond of love, open to procreation (the brining forth of
children) in an indissoluble bond until death do they part. Pope John Paul II clearly stated that the
future of the world passes through the family, the basic cell and building
block of society.