USCCB - (NAB) - December 17, 2007:
"Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ."
Mary's spiritual lineage comes to her through her husband Joseph. That also means that Jesus' spiritual lineage came to Him through His Foster/Adoptive father, Joseph.
Today's let's pray for all married couples that they be able to access the graces that they have received through the Sacrament of Matrimony in order to raise their families and live in God's peace.
Let's also pray for all those involved in adoptive relationships. May the Lord blessed them and show them the 'realness' of their family. So that each one of us in turn can fully grasp the beauty of being adopted into God's family.
Family Healing Prayer