The Pope has often suggested three little words to the families, to make daily life more beautiful. The first word: "please" is not just a matter of good education—says the Pope—but a sign of concern for others, a way that we can express our care and our love for our parents and siblings. Even Jesus knocks at our door, asking permission and patiently waiting for us to open.
The second word is "thank you," and here the Pope was very hard and severe: God help us if we do not learn to be grateful, to say thank you, to recognize the good that we do for each other in the family. How many times do you say "thank you" to Mom and Dad for all that they give you?
Finally, the third word is "sorry." The Pope knows that this word is hard to say; but he reminds us that it is necessary, if we want to stop evil with good. Maybe that's why Jesus wanted to recall forgiving in the Our Father. Remember? "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."
A Christian who does not know how to thank has lost the very “language” of God.
And how am I going to make peace? By getting down on my knees? No!
Just by a small gesture, a little something, and harmony within your family will be restored.
Just a little caress, no words necessary.
But don’t let the sun go down on your family without having made your peace.