Reflection on how family can really be a domestic church and not a plastic idol of one

The following reflection is somewhat long, so make sure you have more than a couple of minutes to spend with it. It is a powerful reflection on the real and concrete ways in which we encounter God in our domestic lives and how the image we often carry of a “perfect family life” is a dangerous idol in need of smashing.

One quote which captures much of the relfeciton:

We have dangerously small imaginations when it comes to picturing what a wild and holy life can look like. There isn’t only one way. Everyone’s domestic Church is going to look a little bit different. Again, the emphasis needs to be on faithfulness not perfection, creativity and playfulness, not uniformity.

The Perfect Family is an Idol