See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
33. Jesus enables Christians to speak confidently about God’s love. He opens up God’s covenant to all people, completing Israel’s history as a universal narrative of redemption. Jesus embodies life-giving love because he is, literally, God’s Word made flesh. He loves the Church as his bride, and this unselfish love — proven in blood on the cross — sets the model for the kind of mutual love and service needed within every Christian marriage and family.
In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”
Each day in CatholicPhilly.com’s World Meeting of Families section you can reflect on the official Catholic teaching on the family presented in the catechesis, pray a special prayer together as a family or individually, and stay on top of breaking news about the events coming Sept. 22-27, 2015.
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