(Luke 1:39 - 56, 2:41 - 51, John 2:1 - 11)
Most families rarely meet due to the nature of their work or the many responsibilities of daily life.
In most families, children go to school, younger ones remain at home with those who take care of them, while the parents go to work.
Families usually gather again in the evening after the activities of a busy day.
Families that spend their leisure time together help promote understanding amongst themselves.
They also appreciate one another’s abilities.
They can worship together.
Most extended families meet during weddings, birthday parties, Christmas and Easter holidays, or other public holidays like Madaraka Day and Labour Day.
When families meet they are able to exchange their ideas and this helps them grow spiritually.
In Luke 1:39-56 we read that Mary, the mother of Jesus, visited her relative Elizabeth with whom she shared the word of God and prayed with.