QotD – Family Requires Servanthood

Pope John Paul II“To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of others.”

-Pope John Paul II

Quote of the Day.

Today’s quote by Pope John Paul II reminds us of the attitude that we ought to have towards our families – the attitude that forms the basis of a functional family unit.  The attitude that allows a family to hold together under immense stress that would fracture other relationships.  That attitude is servanthood.

It is easy to take our family for granted, thinking only of how we should be benefiting from our spouse and children – help with daily chores, help with meal preparation, etc (or, at this time of year, Christmas gifts and help scooping snow).  But it is in serving each other that our families are able to bond, grow stronger and support each other.

What one thing can you do today to better serve your family?  Pick one thing and start setting an example for your family members with an attitude of servanthood today!


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