Anthony – Family Values; A Larger Vision of Family

“The structured definition of family that we often see in our society doesn’t always work. It can hurt and exclude people, failing to protect women and children. Some have defended this structure with the language of ‘family values’, but they are actually defending a patriarchal vision of family; the family as a power structure. Jesus did not value the family as a power structure, but instead valued the powerless, those who did not have family. Jesus had a larger vision of family, a family found in a sacred community of equality.”