Amoris Laetitia 188: Being Sons and Daughters

amoris laetitia memeLooking at the extended family, the realization beckons that not only are we a daughter or son of God, but we are all a daughter or son of the people who conceived us and gave birth to us:

188. First, let us think of our parents. Jesus told the Pharisees that abandoning one’s parents is contrary to God’s law (cf. Mk 7:8-13). We do well to remember that each of us is a son or daughter. “Even if one becomes an adult, or an elderly person, even if one becomes a parent, if one occupies a position of responsibility, underneath all of this is still the identity of a child. We are all sons and daughters. And this always brings us back to the fact that we did not give ourselves life but that we received it. The great gift of life is the first gift that we received”.(Catechesis (18 March 2015)

Another essentially Ignatian touchpoint: all is gift. Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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