This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.
We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought we could take a moment to explain why it is important. We live in a broken, fallen world and we are constantly trying to repair relationships and situations that have become, well… messy!
Why is it so important to recognize this? Because if we deny or ignore this reality, or try to control our situation and make it neat and perfect, we will only end up frustrating ourselves and making the situation worse.
Family life is never easy. St. John Paul recognized this when he wrote: “There is no family that does not know how selfishness, discord, and tension can wound the family- But every family is called by the God of peace to have the joyous and renewing experience of “reconciliation,” and unity restored.
Families need to embrace the mess knowing that God is always calling us to reconciliation with Him and our families and that he will give us the grace we need to get there.
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