Thursday, September 02, 2010

Building Blocks

"The family is central to the Creator's plan for the eternal destiny of His children."
How wonderful that God had given us families!

Families provide for us, nurture us, physically and spiritually. In a family a child is biologically linked to two adults who go to great lengths to protect and teach the child. It is the perfect learning situation, adults who take into account the individual needs of a relatively small group of children and are emotionally invested in seeing the child succeed. Brothers and sisters and cousins provide playmates and peers. Grandparents, aunts and uncles provide additional role models and a wider range of personal relationships.

Obviously not all families consist of a mother, father and their biological children. Some people are blessed to be born into outstanding loving families while others are born orphans or worse have parents who do not care for them or love them. Some families are a mish-mash of relatives while others are brought together by ties of love rather than blood. Some families have lost some members. The family ideal is still the same, people who love each other working together to help one another.

Families are the building blocks of society. Individuals make families, families make neighborhoods, neighborhoods make communities, communities make towns and cities and counties, towns and cities and counties make states and provinces, States and provinces make nations.

It stands to reason if one straightens a nation's families the nation is straightened, if one attacks and weakens the nation's families the nation is weakened.

Only by striving to have loving, principled, healthy, honest families we can have a loving, caring, principled, honest communities.

Beware of programs that try to take the place of the family or claim authority that supersedes the role of the family. U. N. Convention of the Rights of the Child I'm looking at you.


Jocelyn Christensen said...

UN...I'm looking at you TOO! LOVE IT!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Satan is so subtle, isn't he? Chink away slowly at the family and then the world comes tumbling down.