Today, we celebrate and salute marriage and family life. Pope Francis in his letter called “Amoris Laetitia” begins with the words: “the joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church”. We rejoice in the unity and happiness of family life and the love that parents have for their children. Today we listen to the story of creation, a story that tells us of God’s love for man and woman. We hear of God’s interest in the happiness of this union. Also today, we hear of Jesus with the children, he welcomes and blesses them and treats them with love and concern and celebrates their faith and openness to life.