Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Community Begins At Home

From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
2205 The Christian family is a communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. In the procreation and education of the children it reflects the Father's work of creation...

2207 The family is the natural society in which husband and wife are called to give themselves in love and in the gift of life. Authority, stability, and a life of relationships within the family constitute the foundations for freedom, security, and fraternity within society. The family is the community in which, from childhood, one learns moral values, begins to honor God, and makes good use of freedom. Family life is an initiation into life in society.