Posted by Eileen Miller on February 6, 2010 at 6:27 AM

There exists no greater human model of reciprocal love for us to emulate than that of the Holy Family consisting of Mary as Mother, Joseph as foster-father, and Jesus as Child and Savior. I once heard some Christian leaders say that "reciprocity is not the goal." I'm not to sure if they were applying it to family life but possibly individual spiritual development. How much reciprocal love should we, as Christian mothers, aim to instill in our families? Reciprocity of a caring nature seems to be a major goal for my family!  It leads us to see the other as our other self or, better yet, Christ Himself.

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Reply Eileen Miller
6:31 AM on March 26, 2010 
The reciprocity among the Holy Family fostered God's quest to break the chains of man's human bondage to sin as Mary and Joseph knew that Jesus was our Lord and Savior whom they assisted in giving Christ over to doing God's will, aware that hard work and sacrifice could play a big part in their son's life. The Holy Family learned and shared so much wisdom with each other that the gifts of the Holy Spirit ignited their minds to be on fire for the 'greater treasures' of life. Aren't we also called to strengthen our faith to be able to appreciate and desire these 'greater treasures' of life?

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