As my morning began while feeding the wild birds outside, I noticed a family of three hawks, which seemed like a mother and father nurturing their child by teaching their young one to hunt. At first, my defenses went up, for my worry was for the birds that I was feeding. Yet, I observed how the two larger hawks were flying side by side with the little one. I began to see they were working together to show the little one how to hunt its food. I reflected on how God gives us all wisdom, and the image reminded me of St. John, known as a Royal Eagle, flying above the clouds came to mind. Yet, hawks are quick on the way they come down. How we are to fly above the cloud of doubts and come down to help others find the way. It comes to me to ask the saints to guard our homes from predators that seek to take away the little ones or the seeds of faith, so while speaking to the birds I prayed for peace, as I will explain,
The observation led me to reflect how the family unit is the key for protection against the devil’s attacks. I remembered a priest saying that if Adam and Eve where with each other it would have been less likely they would have fallen. It is true in the sense, when you see how the youth have been removed from their parents, in my observation taken from their educational roles to instruct their children, about 90% of the time, the secular world enters and teaches the youth ways against the truth of the Father and the Church. This is not the only problem, for nowadays the little birds, our children, come to a nest where there is no mother or father to teach and provide words of wisdom, to speak the truth of the love of the Father and the Church. Since parents are no longer home to guide their children, their little ones are not being taught and allowed to see the love of the Holy Trinity.
“ As the Father hath loved me, I also have loved you. Abide in my love.  If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; as I also have kept my Father’s commandments, and do abide in his love.”
[John 15: 9-10]
This is how the family shares the heights of flying in the spiritual things of the heart and learning how to fly ourselves to God in all things. I often asked myself, if many of our friends, family, or enemies would think this way after learning and really understand to know what is written in the gospel the value of family, and how God sees us as His family when we follow His commands. Also, to learn what Jesus did for us as His family to discover and know that their sins were paid by Jesus Christ on the Cross, or that He was fully human and fully God in the Incarnation and dwelt in the womb of Mary. Would we still have the society we now see? Where we now are seeing the world rejecting to see the Truth in their lives, thus denying Christ and the Holy Family. The Holy Family, Joseph and Mary, helped Christ in the mission of our Father’s will for humanity, they are our help to see who He really is: Love. Many elites would probably not be like the wolves if they knew they had a home that would care for them, a Heavenly home. I suggest reading the story of St. Francis and the wolf of Gubbio.
Pax in Umbra Dei+
The Memorare Prayer
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother.
– St. Bernard of Clairvaux