Family & Community Our understanding of the world around us is shaped by our faith. We approach life and face difficult circumstances in light of the teaching of Scripture, with the help of the Holy Spirit. We are created to live in families and form communities that care for each other and serve those in need. A family is called to care for its members physically, emotionally and spiritually as it enables them to serve God, other people and creation. Parents also have the privilege and responsibility of leading their children to know God and his ways, as well as the world around them (Deut. 11:19). Our lives are interdependent. God calls us to love our neighbour as ourselves (Matt. 22:39), to consider how our actions affect others (Rom. 14), and to seek the good of our land (Jer. 29:7). Following these callings, we form communities that provide relief and promote development; foster the arts, provide education and preserve history; enjoy recreation; help and care for people in need. Family and community relationships are valued by Canadians. Our laws also recognize our interdependence and responsibility for others, for example, requiring parents to care for their children and caring for vulnerable persons.