Pope Francis, during one of his general audiences at St. Peter’s square, said:
Jesus was born in a family. He could have come in a spectacular way, or as a warrior, an emperor…. No, no: he is born in a family, in a family. This is important: to perceive in the nativity, this beautiful scene.
God really values the family so much that He chose it as a way to bring His Son into this world. God has brought salvation to us through a family.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines declared this year as the Year of the Eucharist and the Family. And so this year, our church calls the Filipino families to become missionary disciples of the Eucharist.
However, for this mission to be fulfilled, the mission should start with our families. Let us welcome Jesus Christ in our homes by making it truly a home.