Definition: pertaining to or characteristic of family bonds; a unit of mutual and intimate support; storge <natural (or acquired) familial love>

• So much of what is best in us is bound up in our love of family, that it remains the measure of our stability because it measures our sense of loyalty. — Haniel Long (1888-1956) American poet
• The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself. — Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) English writer & philosopher

Consideration: The family is the basic unit of society, then comes the clan, race, state, nation, world, and universe. Once we all recognize that we are all kin, we will have a chance for world peace.

Suggestion: Make a place in the family for God.

Symbols: 1) the chain; 2) the ruby slippers (silver in the original written version) [Dorothy of Kansas wore them in The Wizard of Oz {1939} when she declared, “There’s no place like home.”]