Pope Francis, in the Joy of Love, shows how families can help transform the world. He says:
“The family lives its spirituality by being both a domestic church and a vital cell for transforming the world.”
But it is hard to see how families, in all their messiness and struggles, can possibly be a domestic church, never mind a vital cell for transforming the world. For how can families possibly transform the world when the children can’t even tidy up after themselves?