From Around the table by Gabriel Calvo
„There are twelve challenges to each Family
– the Family meeting. Or, if you prefer, they are like twelve calls
from God at
of your home.
Are we going to meet these challenges?
Are we going to open our door to God?
Or are we going to find excuses once again, saying: We don’t have
„Just as birds were born to fly and fish to
swim, so we humans have been born to communicate. When we can’t do
suffer and disintegrate. We can’t be islands...
If we don’t know how to communicate the little things of everyday
life, how are we going to communicate the big and important things?”
„We all have made mistakes and carry feelings
of guilt within us, which interfere with our family relationships
to other family members...
The first step toward true family intercommunication and relationship,
then, is to effect a reconciliation between husband and wife, parents
and children, and brothers and sisters.”
„There are unsuspected treasures of personal
energy within each family member, which remain hidden for lack of
and so are lost in the anonimity of the passing days, weeks, months,
„Often the goal of family unity appears as an
impossible dream. What is missing? GOD! The answer is sharp and quick.
answer might be shocking. But that is the reality for many families
in our time and age. Let’s search for God together, and we
may find Him... at our HOME!”