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Families Need to Teach Self-Gift, Says Pope

Posted by Joseph on 22 May, 2012

Benedict XVI says the learning that goes on in the family is fundamental for a Christian’s later interaction with society.

He said this Saturday in an address to some 8,000 representatives of three organizations active in Italy: the Federation of Christian Organizations for International Volunteer Service (FOCSIV); the Ecclesial Movement for Cultural Commitment; and the Christian Workers Movement.

The Pontiff noted that the family is the first place in which we experience “gratuitous love.”

“And when that does not happen,” he cautioned, “the family is denatured, it enters into crisis. What happens in the family, giving oneself without reserve for the good of the other is a fundamental educational moment for learning how to live as a Christian even in relationship to culture, volunteering and work.”

more at: www.zenit.org/article-34817?l=english

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