The Holy Family

Martin, Malachi B.
January 1976
National Review;1/23/1976, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p36
The article focuses on the celebration of the event of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus' parents, Joseph and Mary, illustrate a series of truths that run counter to popular views. Among these truths are that the burning core of married love is only guaranteed by spirit, the essence of human love is celebration and not copulation, sexuality is a unique vehicle of this love but does not significantly lead to that celebration, and that the ecstasy of love is not really orgasm but possession of another human being. The supreme will of God would not have been fulfilled by Joseph and Mary if they had refused their commitment to form a family for reasons like those modern people offer so easily. Such message of Christmas clashes with the myth of sociologists who preach that the family was created only to protect females, infants, and old people.


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