Most Christians gather in the cemetery on All Soul’s Day to remember and pray for their loved ones who have gone to the afterlife. We reminisce our times with them, and there are those who can’t help but cry to express how much the dear departed are missed.
As we implore for God to welcome those who have died to His glorious kingdom; let us cherish the company of those who are still with us, especially our parents and siblings. For the truth is that we have so little time to be with each other as life rushes faster than a wink of an eye.
Spend quality time with each other. Enjoy the moment. Be helpful and considerate at home. Converse more often. Love and defend the Family. Pray together.
Today, many Families struggle not just financially, but also spiritually. The latter is more serious as the loosened morals of society are taking a toll on families. In one of his homilies, Pope Francis said, "families are not a problem, they are first and foremost an opportunity. An opportunity which we must care for, protect and support."
While there are many who work hard for the spiritual renewal of world, let us be conscious that we can contribute to making God’s presence felt in society through our family. As Satan seeks to cover the world with his darkness, the family holds the light to conquer evil and sin. If God reigns in the family, in the home, the devil will flee. “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7) (Bro Mel B Libre)