This Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Holy Family which was very fitting - the Sunday following the commemoration of the birth of the Christ child. A birth - a man and a woman - the beginning of a family. Jesus - Mary - Joseph - role models for all families - an example of what a new family might look like. Clean linens - comfortable bedding - nursing care - inside away from the elements - a definite advantage for modern families compared to the conditions for the Holy Family.
God blesses all families - the basic foundation of the communities of the world. Language - ethnicity - climate - location - cultural differences may all vary - the basics always the same. Food - clothing - protection from the elements - all necessities of life. Even with differences one common denominator required - love. Love shared between individuals - between families - between communities. In God's eyes - all families are Holy.