Mrs. Awuolu added, “If we take a look at the early church, the first Christians were living like a domestic family. They shared everything in common, even when the distribution of food became an issue, they were able to resolve it amicably and other non-Christians saw this and it attracted them and the church multiplied.”
“When the domestic family is healthy and Christ-like, the society will become Christ-like; societal ills will be eradicated,” the Nigerian-born human resource manager said told ACI Africa.
A family founded on Christian values would contribute to a society whose members manifest human and Christian values and integrity, she said.
Mrs. Awuolu explained, “We would not have issues of armed robbery, assassination, and all of the other social ills that we have today. There will be no corruption because we will see every other person as an image of Christ or see you as my sister or my brother and together, we would look after one another, we would not kill one another, we will not want to harm one another.”
Another participant in the Congress on the family held at Domun Dei in Karen, Nairobi, Zanza Dulice said parents have a responsibility of teaching their children Christian values.
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“Being a father or a mother is a divine responsibility that one carries. When God gives you children, He is entrusting you with a responsibility and your task is not just to buy material items for your children but it goes to teaching your children how to pray, the Catholic values, teaching them how to live a moral life, teaching them how to respect human dignity,” Mrs. Dulice said.
The native of the Central African Republic (CAR) added, “Being a domestic Church will be a guiding light for how families should live according to the will of God. It will help to have a balance in life to not only live a secular life but to also know what God expects from you.”
Magdalene Kahiu is a Kenyan journalist with passion in Church communication. She holds a Degree in Social Communications from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Currently, she works as a journalist for ACI Africa.