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CFC Handmaids of the Lord and The Christian Family - Talk No. 7
Transcript of CFC Handmaids of the Lord and The Christian Family - Talk No. 7
Handmaids of the Lord and The Chrtistian Family
God's Plan for Families
Basic unit of society
(Gen 1:27-28 Gen 2:18-24)
So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them, male and female he created them
The family as a basic of society is no accident of history.
it was meant to be so from the
God created man, male and female...
with their physiology so formed as to enable man to increase and multiply and fill the earth. God intend man and woman to be one, not independent individuals producing babies, but husband and wife raising a family
An expanded concept of family.....
is evident especially in the Philippines where close family ties and extended families is very common.
Even with the temporary or permanent absence of a husband...
..or father to your children in your life, every member of Handmaids of the Lord is a member and part of the family; whether she is a Single parent, Single mature woman, Widow, Wife of OFW
God's Plan for the Family
The family is a place for caring, supporting and loving one another.
We need to review our own values and see the place of Jesus in our lives.
Towards our parents
The Lord established that children should respect and honor their parents. Exodus 20:12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you will live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
Father and mother in their old age....
Towards our brother and sisters
To love them, be faithful, do not lie, be good example and bring them close to God by our words and deeds. Forgive and forget any hurt feeling that we have experienced.
Brother and Sisters...
Towards our spouse
God has created you to complement as head of the family and you as suitable partner and helpmate.....
Express love and respect....
God has given us the task of being the heart of the home. We nurture and care for our children
The family is a place to transmit wisdom and values of life.