That family life.
It can beat you up, wear you down, do you in and knock you out.
It can bring out the deep, dark ugly in you, especially when your kids wake you up at 5 am.
Sometimes you and your spouse aren’t getting along.
It happens to all of us from time to time, and sometimes for a whole season of our lives.
Are you feeling discouraged? Frustrated? Tired? Wounded?
Here. Read what Pope Francis said yesterday in Mexico. Don’t despair. God can work through all of your difficulties and failures. You and your family may not be perfect, but it’s better than being all alone.
“It is true that living in family is not always easy, and can often be painful and stressful but, as I have often said referring to the Church, I prefer a wounded family that makes daily efforts to put love into play, to a society that is sick from isolationism and habitually afraid of love. I prefer a family that makes repeated efforts to begin again, to a society that is narcissistic and obsessed with luxury and comfort. I prefer a family with tired faces from generous giving, to faces with makeup that know nothing of tenderness and compassion.”
See? Just keep trying. That’s what love does, and that’s all we can do. Now let’s go do it. â¤ï¸