Family Rules
Always Be Honest  Proverbs 12:22
Count Your Blessing  Psalms 34:1-3
Keep Your Promises  Romans 4:21
Comfort One Another  1 Thessalonians 4:18
and above all...Love One Another  1 Peter 1:22
Be Supportive of one Another  Acts 20:35
Be Kind and Tenderhearted  Ephesians 4:32


Father George’s Address in India. Father George has returned to his homeland. If you would like to send him a note, his address is printed below. We wish for him only the best in his retirement. Check with the Post Office for postal rates, it takes more than one stamp!
Fr. George Kallumkalkudy
Carmel Provincial House
P.O. Box No. 34
Muvattupuzha - 868 661

Weekly Message

  “It is not good for man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18)
Doesn’t it sound as if God created Adam and then noticed that something
was missing? Maybe he realized that this man needed a partner, and so
he decided to take one of his ribs and build another one like him.
Of course, we know that God didn’t make a mistake. He created our
first parents exactly as he wanted to. By saying, “It is not good for the man
to be alone,” he was stating an eternal truth: we were made to be together.
We were made for community.
This fundamental eternal truth is why men and women get married. It’s
why they have children. It’s why we have neighborhoods, parishes, sports
arenas, and restaurants. We need each other! God has given all of us the
desire to give of ourselves to each other. And we need to receive other people
into our lives in order to feel human.
This is why it is so painful when a marriage ends in divorce. We have
given so much to each other—and in so intimate a way—that we feel betrayed,
rejected, and alone. Deep in our hearts, we understand that it is not
good o be alone, and so we hurt.
If your marriage is going well, praise God! Keep on loving and caring for
each other.
If your marriage is struggling, don’t give up! Let other people help
you—maybe your pastor, an older role model, or a counselor. You don’t
have to struggle on your own, and neither does your spouse.
If you are divorced, reach out! Your story isn’t over. God hasn’t rejected
you. He never stopped loving you. There are people around ready to help
you—people through whom you can feel Jesus’ love and presence.
God doesn’t want any of us to walk alone. Not only is he walking right
beside you; he has sent people to walk with you as well. He loves you too
much to abandon you.
“Jesus, thank you for my friends and family. Lord, reach out to every lonely
person, and show them that they are never alone.”

“Jesus, thank you for my friends and family. Lord, reach out to every lonely
person, and show them that they are never alone.”
(The Word: October 2018 edition)