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The Poco a Poco Podcast with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

May 19, 2021

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Discipleship is a team sport. Family—both through our natural families, and our supernatural family through baptism—and communion with others is an essential ingredient to the Christian life.


Not that it will be easy… it won’t be. It is simple, but not easy. An encounter with family lived well is redeeming not because it’s perfect, but because there’s love and sacrifice in the midst of the mess. That’s where healing is, especially if your experience of family has been painful in some way.


And truly, if the mention of “family” is painful for you, know this: God wants to break through and redeem that. The bond through baptism is real and deep—this family is not second best; not a consolation prize. Blood is thicker than water, but grace is thicker than blood.


“Lord, help me to see today how you’re going to reveal yourself in my family.”


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