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Obligation to Family vs Love of God QUESTION from Shirley O'Connor November 23, 2000: A friend of mine and I got into a rather lengthy discussion about who comes first; family or God?
To me, the Lord Jesus Christ has and will always take first place in my life. That is not to say that I do not love my family or am lacking in my duty towards them, but I love God more. He is my first and best Love.
He has allowed me to have what I have; He has given me graces and blessings for which I will never be able to thank Him. He has protected my family and my granddaughter many times and has always provided! He MUST be and is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. To me He deserves NO LESS than first place!
My Mother had a picture in our kitchen, the words read:
Christ is the Head of my house The Unseen Guest at every meal The Silent Listener to every conversation. Perhaps I misunderstood my friend. She feels that family should come first. What am I missing?
Please explain and may God richly bless you for the countless hours that you spend in His work!
ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on December 4, 2000 Dear Shirley,
I forwarded your question to the Faith and Spirituality Forum.
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