Wednesday, February 3, 2010
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.
18 Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the LORD
Today the world of art is celebrating Norman Rockwell , American illustrator of the Saturday Evening Post. He painted the everyday life of Americans at that time. The illustration on the left was posted on Google homepage and I could not help but to feel nostalgic. The only thing it lacks to be the picture perfect is a Coca-Cola bottle.
With the same breath I wondered what is going to happen with family structure in the years to come? What is happening to our family values and to our desire to have stable families? How often do we pray for the families around us not only ours? What are we leaving behind for later generations, illustrations?
This picture no longer represents America, it is missing a Mexican tortillas, fried plantains, mofongo, pan con lechon, asado, pom, beef patty, jerk chicken, fried rice and guarana drink on that Thanksgiving dinner; yet the one thing we forget to do is to invite Christ into our families and to keep them constantly in prayers. We might say grace daily but forget to thank for the provision not only granted to us but to our loved ones and our "neighbor" too. I guess we get distracted, we lose Focus on the Family.
May I invite you to join me to pray for our families and American families in general, not forgetting President Obama's family, they need our prayer too.