Our families are where we experience our biggest triumphs, our deepest vulnerabilities, and where we have the greatest potential to be who we are and want to be. Pope Francis remarked, “The family is the first essential cell of human society,” It is divine in nature, designated by God as the fundamental building block of the society. 
Family—for what can be without it?  The importance of family cannot be overemphasized. A group of people bound together by love—the greatest love of all. It is people with very common interests and who share everything together; their lives, goals, dreams, weaknesses, strength, problems and who make one another a vital part of their lives.
Our families are where we experience our biggest triumphs, our deepest vulnerabilities, and where we have the greatest potential to be who we are and want to be. Pope Francis remarked, “The family is the first essential cell of human society,” It is divine in nature, designated by God as the fundamental building block of the society. In the essence, it becomes the cradle of civilization and a sanctuary for the individual.
It is where we learn the social graces of cooperation, trust, and loyalty. A family is where we learn to love ourselves and each other, to bear one another’s burdens, to find meaning in our lives and to give purposes to other’s lives. It is where we feel the value of being part of something bigger than ourselves.
Everywhere in a time, there is a desire for oneness among people—we all want to a part of something big and feel loved. It’s the reason why we come together, collaborate, and support common causes. It is why we build homes, villages, towns, and cities. For the fortunate among us, that great desire began with loving parents and siblings in a home that was both a refuge and a laboratory for experimenting with our potential, our beliefs, and our identity.

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Those who had less, still have the capacity to forge families of their own making. Princess Diana affirmed, “Family is the most important thing in the world.” It is that which first shape our thoughts, our beliefs, and our lives. It is the first place children feel loved and supported and where they are taught the basics of life. It is a child’s first school. A family is a world built on love. 
Unfortunately, some people never had the privilege to experience the true meaning of a family and a few others have been robbed of that. Sadly, this experience has shaped their beliefs and has changed their views about family and in live, generally.
Some persons prefer to be alone and away from the rest of the world. But despite the circumstances, there is a yearning in their heart for a deeper love and friendship and to be in the bosom of people they would call their family.
Think about the children, think about the old. The greatest joy of the old is being with and surrounded by the people they love—their family, to see their grandchildren surround them and listening to their stories and jokes. Nothing makes them happier knowing that they are loved deeply by their children and the people they call their family, because, to them, nothing else matters.
Despite our pursuit of success and wealth that tend to make us forget our root—who we are and what we are made of, we still feel connected somehow. And when we come together again in the form of a family reunion, there is no greater feeling than that, because it reminds us that we are a family.

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