There is, of course, some truth to the idea that we need to make our own way, make our lives our own. But the idea that our family is not a crucial part of that process, this lone ranger mentality we have in America, is foreign to the whole history of humanity! When Jesus came as a man, he chose to live his first thirty years as a part of a family, so he knows the struggles we face there. Mundane family life has been divinized, it is worth the fight!
December 31, 2017