Protecting the "holiness" of Family - our duty?

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From: John Murtari, Coordinator (jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org)
Date: Sun Dec 29 2013 - 09:34:40 EST

Good People & People of Faith,

     Many of us are not Christian in Faith, an even smaller
amount are Catholic, but I have to share a reading that was
part of all services this weekend, The Feast of the Holy
Family!  The verses below should make us all think about what
could have been in our lives -- what should have been?

     Like many of you, I sometimes marvel at how little our
Churches, of any denomination, speak out against the injustice
of Family Law. I wondered the same thing about politicians --
don't they see this terrible problem?

     This is nothing new, you don't have to look any farther
back than segregation. The South was FULL of Churches, but
there was no outcry.  It was seen as 'okay', 'the way it is',
and 'really the best thing for all involved.'  They also knew
another rule -- speaking up can get you crucified!

     Family is important.  Family deserves special
protections. Change will not happen until we are willing to
change and demonstrate how much we believe
that. http://www.AKidsRight.Org/civil.htm

     These words from David Shackleton, a Canadian
writer/leader, ring pretty true:

     "The World changes when we do."

          Sirach, Chapter 3:2-6,9,12-13,16 (added)

    For the Lord sets a father in honor over his children; a
    mother's authority he confirms over her sons.

    He who honors his father atones for sins; he stores up
    riches who reveres his mother.  He who honors his father
    is gladdened by children, and when he prays he is heard.
    He who reveres his father will live a long life; he obeys
    the Lord who brings comfort to his mother.

    For a father's blessing gives a family firm roots, but a
    mother's curse uproots the growing plant.

    My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve
    him not as long as he lives.  Even if his mind fail, be
    considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of
    your strength.

    A blasphemer is he who despises his father; accursed of
    his Creator, he who angers his mother.

    Have we chosen to act like bleating sheep and continue to
tolerate a system which trivializes Family Rights?  Have we
'written off' our losses and now live life with the little we
have left -- the practical & safe solution?  Without real
Faith in what we believe -- how can we expect change?


                                       John Murtari

Coordinator                            AKidsRight.Org
jmurtari@AKidsRight.Org                "A Kid's Right to BOTH parents"
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