Spring brings us many opportunities for family gatherings such as Easter, graduations, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend. This season challenges us to take time to reflect on the importance of family in our lives. For example, do you pray with your family? Do you reach out to your extended family? Do you model for your family the importance of reaching out to the poor and lonely? What can your family do this summer to deepen your relationship with God? Some suggestions might be: be more attentive at Mass and talk about the homily with your family, pray together at meals and at bedtime and take time to read the Bible. Above all, see Christ in your family members and all those you meet. May God bless you with a happy, healthy and peace-filled spring and summer.
by Betty Larson, OSB