June 21. WMOF Novena 9. Unity in Families.  Bernadette thought to herself,  “Much of what the church is teaching us seems to be kind of negative, “don’t do this, or look at the problem side.” When I was confirmed I decided to put this positive message on my wall in my room, and also on my facebook wall. The Golden Rule is, WHATEVER YOU WISH THAT PEOPLE WOULD DO TO YOU, DO SO FOR THEM.” It has been my motto for 5 years now and I started sharing it with the rest of my family too. And it works, most of the time. Mom put up hers too. “PRAISE GOD FOR ALL HIS CREATURES, ” and George says his motto for the family is “UNITY IS OUR GOAL.”  We had to agree.

Reflect, share and act. Scripture:  Whatever you wish that people would do to you, do so for them, for this is the law and the prophets. Enter by the narrow gate for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.  The gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life and those who find it are few.  Matt 7:12-14.      Pope Francis:   family life, entwined with relationships, sometimes complicated, and that are not always easy, becomes a particularly suitable and favorable context for contemplating the action of the Spirit of God, who can convert human hearts, change their attitudes and make the members of the family capable of loving as Christ loves. Perhaps we are not always aware of it, but the family itself introduces fraternity into the world! Beginning with this first experience of fraternity, nourished by affection and education at home, the style of fraternity radiates like a promise upon the whole of society and on its relations among peoples.    WMOF Catechesis 4