May: The Month to Add Love in Your Family

Add courage, hope, patience, faith and love in your daily life with your family and loved ones. Explore the following article and find divine inspiration right now.

 "Greet all God’s people with a holy kiss." 1 Thessalonians 5:26

The importance of listening in our relationships with others is fundamental to achieving a harmonious and fruitful coexistence. In this sense, when we take the time to listen to and hold our brothers and sisters in important matters, we are taking a crucial step toward healing and soothing the anxieties they may be experiencing.

In this process, it is important to let go of the devices that connect us to the world of individualism and give ourselves selflessly to the person who is speaking to us. In those moments, we must be aware that the Lord is present through us and that, by listening to His voice, we become the best instruments we can be in His Hands.

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity." Proverbs 17:17

However, when from our sincere and loving commentary we receive as an answer the brother's anger or offense, we should not hesitate to move away and be attentive to the signal that God sends us inviting us to withdraw in time so as not to generate more confusion in the other.

We should not interpret this attitude as a gesture of weakness, but as a sign of wisdom and respect towards the other.

In our lives, we will encounter more arid terrain than others, but we must remember that on fertile soil, the fruits of the Word of the Lord will grow without hesitation.

In more hostile areas, we will have to wait a little longer for the Light of Christ's Love to re-establish itself. God created us to live in community, sharing our joys and our heaviest burdens. To do this, we must listen wholeheartedly to what our brothers and sisters have to say to us, since the Word of the Lord is also present in our lives through them.

"May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you." 1 Thessalonians 3:12

It is important to be predisposed with a positive attitude and constructive spirit when we listen to others.

Sometimes it happens that we only listen to what interests us or attracts our attention, but we must keep in mind that truth is found in honesty and sincerity. On the other hand, we must also be sincere with others, expressing ourselves with clarity and taking care not to offend our interlocutor.

Often the impression we may form about a particular event is not exactly what the other person wants to hear. However, if we speak with the conviction that we are expressing ourselves under the guidance of our Heavenly Father, we have nothing to fear.

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 7:12

The relationship with our neighbors is essential in our lives, and to achieve a harmonious relationship with them is one of the greatest desires of our Heavenly Father. To achieve this, it is necessary to put aside individualism and be predisposed to listen, to contain, to pronounce ourselves from the respect and truth of our heart, to be polite, kind, contemplative and to have the necessary wisdom to walk away when we consider it pertinent.

By developing our Gifts of Humility, Patience and Obedience, we will be able to be closer to what the Word of the Most High dictates.

The joy of interacting in Peace with our brothers, sisters, friends, loved ones and family is invaluable: we must take advantage of the closeness day by day and be present at all times and places to strengthen these bonds with the Holy Spirit.

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