The Hearts of the Holy Family
When God became man, He came to us within a family. Jesus, Mary and Joseph: three human hearts touched in a special way and woven together by the grace of the Everlasting Heart of God. God has made us out of love to be in communion with one another. We are created in His Image. With the help and the example of the Holy Family, God’s own human family, we can fulfill our deepest identity. We can answer the call to LOVE AS THEY LOVED. Father John Bartunek, LC ThD
Over the next few weeks I want to invite you to join me to reflect upon a little more closely, the three individual hearts of the Holy Family. This exquisite cuff (now back in stock) brings them together to showcase a beautifully inspired icon that you can wear to inspire and be inspired.
Three hearts woven together by the grace of everlasting love: The Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Pure Heart of Joseph represent the eternal love of family. Wear this bracelet as a reminder that your heart is woven together with your family and through this divine union you are called to echo the eternal love of God.
The Gift of Family
Jesus himself chose to be born within a family, with a mother and a father. That’s how much God values the family unit. When I think of this reality it challenges me to question: how often do I really thank God for the gift of my family? Do I treasure them regardless of how imperfect they may be at the moment? The family we are born into, and the family we help co-create are purely God-chosen gifts to us. How do we show our gratitude for this unique and singular gift in our every day? Do we make room for quality, conscious time with our family members during our day? Do we pray for them? Do we love God who lives in their hearts?
I invite you to take a few minutes today to pray for each member of your family and to hug your loved ones a little longer, a little tighter, and a little more purposefully today. Thank you Lord for the gift of my beautiful family!