Today the Holy Mother Church celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The Holy Family of the aforementioned remains forever the true model of family life. In a world where many families exist in total darkness sequel of hatred and division among her members, it is important to share my observation with relation to disorder in family life in this part of the world as a way of calling our minds back to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

The family (biological or religious) is not a competition ground as many have misconstrued it to be. Some family members in many circles work hard to destroy each other rather than build each other. Unhealthy competition and rivalry now characterizes the nature of so many family existence.

However, no one can be declared a winner in a family because if a member of a family wins, the victory ideally should belong to all members that family and vice versa. Since no one can in the real sense of winning can be declared winner in his or her family, let us live in love and peace with one another, sharing in each others joys and sorrows in imitation of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


— Fr Abiagom Augustine

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