Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lucia Pope Francis on the family and the desire of the devil to destroy it

An important quote by Pope Francis:

"Families are the home Church where Jesus grows. He grows in the spouses' love and in the children's lives. For this reason, the enemy attacks the family so much. The devil does not want it. He tries to destroy it, to prevent love from becoming free. Families are the home church. But married people are sinners like everyone else, they do not want to go in faith, in its fertility, in children and the faith of their children. May the Lord bless the family, and make it strong in the face of the crisis by which the devil wants to destroy it."

When I think of the laws passed in recent years in New Zealand that don't strengthen the family here, but instead chip away at undermining it, I can see the influence of the devil on our politicians. Recently, it was the redefinition of marriage, which destroyed the understanding of marriage by the state; and then previously, the anti-smacking law which allowed interference in the family by state in the raising of children; and in the last decade, the care of children act which turned parents into "caregivers" of their children.

Weak families mean a strong state and too many people dependent on the state. It cannot last for the long term, as the state will fall apart without strong families to uphold it.

Related link: For the pope, the devil does not want the family, which is why he is trying to destroy it ~ AsiaNews IT