By Ellen Romer and Brian Niemiec
Ever since the Feast of the Holy Family we have been struggling with the question of what it means to be a holy family. Talk about big shoes to fill, can you imagine what an argument at the dinner table looked like between Mary, Joseph, and Jesus?
“Mom can I go out and play with my friends?”
“Now Jesus, you haven’t eaten your pomegranate yet.”
“But Mom, I’m full!”
“Alright well go ask your Father.”
“Mom, he never answers the way I want him to.”
“I answer you all the time son.”
“Not you Joseph, whenever I talk to my Dad all I get is Doves from Heaven. Like that’s a real help!”
Ok, maybe it didn’t happen exactly like that, but when the Son of God and the human born without Original Sin are both in the same family, it can get intimidating. What can we learn from that family as we move ever closer to the day when we (Brian and Ellen) become a family of our own? (Disclaimer – Brian wrote the cheesy story. Not Ellen)
Well, let’s start with the two of us. We are incredibly lucky that we are coming from some pretty holy families to begin with. We have examples of great love and sacrifice, wonderful marriages and just very different families to remind us that families aren’t all the same and ours will be like no one else’s. from our own experiences we have picked up some useful tips from our families that will help us form our own.