Jesus Reflection Paper

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When they found him Jesus said to them did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house? By staying and speaking with the teachers in the temple, he was fulfilling the will of his father Almighty God. Looked at from that point of view, Jesus was showing obedience rather than disobedience.
In my view considering the above-mentioned incidents Jesus Christ’s teaching about the family does not means that he was not aware the importance of the family life. His emphases on the whole family, Body of Christ which is eternal. That why Jesus was concentrating on divine family, which is a source for the whole human being to bring into the part of God’s kingdom. The prayer which our savior thought us , Our Father who art in heaven, is a beautiful concept of a family. Father and mothers are the most important component of a family in Christian life.
Jesus' teachings concerning children/family were faithfully followed by the early church, which believed that to receive a child in the name of Christ was to receive Christ Himself. Admonitions against the pagan practices of abortion and child abandonment were found in the earliest Christian writings. The Epistle of Barnabas commanded: Thou shalt not slay the child by procuring abortion; nor again, shalt thou destroy it after it is born. Thou shalt not withdraw thy hand from thy son, or from thy daughter, but from their infancy thou shalt teach them the fear of the Lord.
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