The example of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph for our modern society is crucial, especially as confusion about what a family is and its values run rampant. Mary and Joseph show the necessity and benefits of both a mother and a father for a child and Jesus shows the obedience and respect that a child owes to their parents. The month of February is set aside by the Church for the devotion to the Holy Family and reflection on their life together and the example it sets for modern society.
Let us look at Jesus, Mary, and Joseph this month and reflect on their lives of virtue and service to each other. We can use this reflection particularly as the Lenten season begins, to show us how to serve God and grow in our love for Him, especially in the context of our own family lives.
Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, pray for us!