In this reflection for the Feast of the Holy Family, Fr. Erik Arnold reminds us that the family is the place where we really learn how to love, and that the Holy Spirit can help us let the peace of Jesus control our hearts and to learn how to bear with one another.
God designed our families that way. So don’t get upset that it’s hard to love your family. God made the family the school of love. And sometimes our classes in this school of love can be really difficult. Today, let’s pray that we will learn from the Holy Spirit to let the peace of Jesus control our hearts and to learn how to bear with one another.
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Fr. Erik Arnold
Rev. Arnold was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Baltimore in 1999 and serves as pastor at St. John the Evangelist, Maryland. He earned a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University and is ChristLife's liaison to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. He has served as a speaker for ChristLife, an evangelization ministry in Maryland.