members’ freedom, for, as the poet says, “every home is a lampstand” (Jorge Luis Borges, "Calle Desconocida"). Let us now enter one of those houses, led by the Psalmist with a song that even today resounds in both Jewish and Christian wedding liturgies:
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labour of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall go well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
round your table.
Thus, shall the man be blessed
who fears the Lord.
The Lord bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!
May you see your children’s children!
Peace be upon Israel!” (Ps 128:1-6).
- Pope Francis, Amoris Laeitiae, The Joy of Love, apostolic exhortation on love in the family, 8.