The family is the teacher of acceptance and solidarity: it is within the family that education substantially draws upon relationships of solidarity. It is there that “taking care of one another” becomes a foundation of human life and a moral attitude to foster through the values of commitment and solidarity. The witness of the family is crucial, before the whole of society, in reaffirming the importance of an elderly person as a member of the community, who has his or her own mission to accomplish. Pope Francis “Speaks to Families Words of Joy and Life”
In all the various forms of families in which we belong, such as biological family, work family, school family, parish family, neighborhood family, human family, may we together learn unified relationships of solidarity.