The family is the rope that binds humanity together through time and binds generations through history so that humanity may grow and increase. If this rope that binds humanity together is broken, and humanity becomes separated from its history, we would be lost generations that possess neither history nor identity. The family is what gives people their human identity and impresses the image of God in them. The family is what preserves the memory of humanity; humanity without family is humanity without memory. A person without memory keeps turning in place, and humanity without memory will stop in history and die.
The family is the basis of the Lord’s plan; All forces of evil are focusing on destroying the family because they know that by destroying the family, the foundations of the plan of God will be shaken. The war of the Evil One against the Lord is his war against the family, and the war of the Evil One against the family is the core of his war against the Lord. Because the family is the image of God, from the beginning of the creation of this universe, The Evil one has focused on destroying the family, the foundation of God’s plan.
The family is the place where a man communicates with God and with his brothers in humanity. Without the family, this communication is broken and nothing can ever make up for it, and if man attempts to reconnect the broken contact using only his human means, it will become fragile, weak and twisted, and humanity will become ill and warped – moving towards a slow death.
Guard your families and keep them from the schemes of Satan through safeguarding the presence of God in them. Protect and keep them through prayer and dialogue, through mutual understanding and forgiveness, through honesty and faithfulness, and most importantly, through listening. Listen to one another with your ears, eyes, hearts, mouths and the palms of your hands, and keep the roaring noise of the world away from your homes, because it is like raging storms and violent waves; once it enters the home, it will sweep away everything and disperse everyone. Preserve the warmth of the family, because the warmth of the whole world cannot make up for it.