The way in which family can help us on a daily basis is something we can take full advantage of to heal our hearts. Explore the following article for ways to get closer to loved ones.
"Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me." Isaiah 49:15-16
It is in the most complicated moments of life that we must realize that the core of the Family is the most important refuge that we must protect.
The family is the nucleus of our lives and is essential to the Holy Spirit. Each person in our family has his or her own path and it is important to understand and value each one of them. However, keeping the family together is not easy, but it is possible if we cultivate dialogue, communication and respect.
Dialogue is the key to harmony and empathy in the family. We should approach our loved ones and be concerned about their problems, offer them our point of view and help them if necessary. Like Jesus, we should treat everyone with love and compassion.
"But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts." Psalm 103:17-18
Lack of communication or family disconnection is often due to daily obligations that make us forget the most important thing: love. However, we can strengthen our family relationships by creating routines of prayer, Bible reading and sharing passages or verses. These spaces for dialogue and learning allow us to connect with the Holy Spirit.
In addition, spending quality time with our family and dedicating time to creating unique spaces for sharing also helps to improve our relationships. Recovering good traditions that allow us to dialogue without distractions is also important.
"These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up." Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Our Heavenly Father will guide us at all times and help us to get closer to those people in the family that we must forgive and recover. Opening our hearts with our family is essential to have a life full of love and happiness.
The family is a refuge that we must protect and strengthen through dialogue, communication, respect and dedication of quality time. Following the teachings of Jesus and the guidance of our Heavenly Father, we can achieve a united family in communion.
"I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought." 1 Corinthians 1:10
In addition to strengthening family bonds, sharing prayer and Bible reading is also critical to strengthening our faith and religious beliefs.
Prayer and Scripture reading allow us to connect with the Holy Spirit and gain a greater understanding of His message. By sharing these activities with our family, we can help them strengthen their own faith and foster unity and understanding among all members.
Keeping in family communion can also be a way to teach children and youth the importance of faith and religious traditions. In doing so, we are helping them to develop solid values and beliefs that will enable them to face life's challenges with confidence and serenity. The family is the place where the solid foundations of faith are formed and sharing prayer and reading the Bible is a way to strengthen those foundations for generations to come.