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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/123117.cfm
God sets a father in honor over his children; a mother’s authority he confirms over her sons. Whoever honors his father atones for sins, and preserves himself from them. When he prays, he is heard; he stores up riches who reveres his mother. Whoever honors his father is gladdened by children, and, when he prays, is heard. Whoever reveres his father will live a long life; he who obeys his father brings comfort to his mother.
My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate of him; revile him not all the days of his life; kindness to a father will not be forgotten, firmly planted against the debt of your sins—a house raised in justice to you.
God created a family, mother, father, children, to live in His image, by His laws. We cannot change what God has done, we cannot create a family the way we think it should be. His ways are perfect and have reason. When we go against that, we go against reason. He also admonishes us to take care of the elderly in our family. Not try to hurry their death or abuse them. Going against God goes against what is right and natural. What do you believe? In what God creates or man tries to recreate?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, you gave us a family to love and protect us, to show us how to live in and with you. Thank you for the family you have given to me and I pray that the eyes of others may be open to your design. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.
Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.