“Home is among the holiest of words. A true home is one of the most sacred of places. It is a sanctuary into which men flee from the world’s perils and alarms. It is a resting-place where, at close of day, the weary retire to gather new strength for the battle and toils of tomorrow. It is the place where love learns its lessons, where life is schooled into discipline and strength, and where character is shaped. Out of the homes of a community comes the life of the community, as a river from the thousand springs that gush out on the hillsides.
“We are all concerned in the making of one home – our own home. One instrument out of tune in an orchestra mars the music which breaks upon the ears of the listeners. One discordant life in a household mars the perfectness of the music of love in the family. We should make sure that our life is not the one that is out of tune. We do not need to worry about the other lives; if each looks to his own, that will do.”
Take some time to reflect upon ways in which your life may potentially be out of tune, thereby marring the perfectness of the music of love in your family. Pray to the Lord for grace so that everything you do may be a contribution to making your home the sacred place that God meant for it to be.
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