The Home: The Foundation Of Society

Yesterday I officiated a wedding in Jasper, Ga. More than likely, everyone who attended the wedding left talking about the wedding ceremony. But, it was more than a ceremony. It was the beginning of a new home. Matt Sullivan and Allison Hassard exchanged vows and in doing so, created a new home.
The home goes all the way back to the second chapter of Genesis. After God created the heavens and the earth, God made man and named him Adam. Then, God recognized that Adam was lonely so, he took a rib from Adam’s side and with it, He created woman.       Then, God performed the first wedding ceremony. The scripture says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and cleave only unto his wife…”
The home is the foundational building block of society. Pope John Paul once said, “As the home goes, so goes society.” He was right.
I substitute teach quite a bit. There are times when the behavior of kids is challenging. As a teacher or substitute teacher, it can really frustrate you. But, every child is a product of their home. If a child’s behavior isn’t the best, they are probably getting away with that in the home. If they don’t have respect for authority, they are probably not being taught to have respect in the home.
On the other hand, there are kids with good behavior. There is one young lady who says “Yes, sir” and “No, sir” all the time. I told her once that it was good that she said that. I said, “Your Parents must have taught you to say that.” She replied, “Yes sir.”
We talk about lots of things that are problems in America. We talk about immigration, health-care, gun-control, etc., etc… But in my opinion, if you want to address many of the problems in our country, go to the home.
The home was intended to be a place where people find love and direction for life. The home was intended to be a place where children receive instruction for living. The home, is where life begins. The home is the very foundation of society.

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