Money, fortune and all pleasure cannot give you peace and true joy, because they don’t offer anything to the soul. The peace of the soul can be brought only by its Creator. The true peace can be reached only by those who live their life with God. In peace live only those who love and keep the law of God, the psalmist said (Psalm 118: 165).
Family means bearing a cross, because in a time when less and less children are born, Christian parents, and especially mothers, are taking the responsibility of bearing in their wombs babies, as a blessing of God in their lives, a gift that they need to accept as a true blessing. We can talk about a cross of giving birth, raising, schooling and teaching, a cross of parents for their children. We could name all these “the cross of maternity” “the cross of giving birth” “cross”, “care” or “attention for education” and “cross of spiritual education”.