I was the ovoerseer last night for a Filipino Mass at my church. Three priest con-celebrated the Mass, roast pig, the whole nine yards. (Setting up for Mass, seeing that the hall was left clean, securing all the buildings, etc.)
This message of the family being the first church was the crux of his homily to these people.
We are the church. Its not the building, not the pastors and priests and not the folks on TV.
They are all PART of the church, and the provide buildings for the body to gather at, but when it comes down to it, Marriage is a picture of Christ and the Church- Scripture is very clear that it starts with God, then Family. Once these things are focused on, the rest of lifes challenges are addressed by the focus on these two things.... Living As a Christian means a 1-1 relationship with Christ, the living God. And living HIS way.
God Bless !