Thursday of the Second Week of Advent

Strength for the Family

“Our Lord’s caution is true for all of us. Real, godly relationships work to uplift and enrich, not drag down and tempt. In order to do that, we have to limit ourselves before we sin, not after.” ~ Strengthening Your Family: A Catholic Approach to Holiness at Home, Chapter Six: Pushing the Limit

adventThe advice above pertains to romantic relationships, but isn’t it true for all relationships as well? All of our relationships should be real and godly, uplifting and enriching. No matter how we know the person, it’s up to us to conduct the relationship with Christian charity. Whether it’s a sibling with whom we share a bedroom, or a co-worker with whom we share a cubicle, we’re called to mirror Christ to him or her.

Straws for the Crib

Choose someone with who you must work closely today. Consider how you can make your relationship more godly and do something to uplift and enrich that person.

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