The Family, the Society, and the Church
The family comprises many different vocations. A particular person may have, at the same time, the vocation of being the husband to his wife, a father to his children, and a son to his own parents as long as they are living. Each of these family vocations has a specific-and limited-number of neighbors who are to be loved and served according to the proper responsibilities of each calling.
The vocation of marriage entails just one neighbor. The husband is to love and serve his wife. The wife is to love and serve her ...