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Justice and Love. Family Thought

February 20. The Scripture scholar explained that the Bible is a library of books of different types. Although we believe that the writers were inspired by God’s Spirit there are limitations as they were written within the context of the time.  Context is important in...

God’s Anger v Mercy. Family Thought

  February 19.  The origin stories in the first books of Genesis are stories of theology, teaching stories, sometimes even quite simplistic.  Would God really have said, “I’m sorry I made man and will blot him out.”  Or is it an exaggerated message about how bad...

Cain’s Jealousy. A Family Thought.

February 18.   “What is really behind the story of Cain and Abel? I’ve always found it confusing,” Frank asked.  “Was Cain’s sacrifice to God not good enough and rejected?”   “Was his sin jealousy of his brother whose sacrifice was accepted?”   “Is the message that we...

Blessedness. Family Thought 6th Sunday

February 17. The elderlies shared, “I just read an article about life in a simple, rural setting where materialism and consumerism had not yet reared its ugly head. Loving families were genuinely happier than in our modern urban society where there are always demands...

Joy and Pain of Sexuality.

 February 16.  Jeannette and David continued their discussion with others in their group.   ”Sexuality has been a complex, enjoyable but difficult matter throughout history.”  “We learned through Marriage Encounter that God’s plan is for joy, for couples the deepest...

Temptation and Enjoyment. Family Thought.

Jeanette smiled to herself and thought, “Funny that. God made the man first but she was the one who took the initiative and fed him. That is certainly still her lot and being a good cook making attractive dishes is a pleasure many women, but  men too, do enjoy.  It...

A Perfect Fit. Valentine’s Day Family Thought 14 February

David mused, “Of course this day is all about love but is there something special and unique about God choosing an appropriate helper.  How can we really judge whether two people fit well together, or are made for one another?   It often feels like that in the...

Fertility Treatment.

Jeannette and David continued to share after they read the scripture passage of the day.  “This thing about the tree of knowledge bothers me a bit,” he said. “Maybe our fertility treatment has become too technical and theoretical.   Maybe we could rely more on God’s...

Fruitful Love.

Jeannette and David had tried unsuccessfully for some years to become pregnant.  She said, “Have you thought about it that after God created mankind as male and female he blessed them.  Then he told them to be fruitful. Do we ever ask God to bless our love-making so...

Our Lady of Lourdes, Prayer for the Sick. Family Thought 11 February

Sickness is a normal part of family life. This they had always accepted and for many years the small illnesses were dealt with with some anxiety but with patience and confidence.  When their 16 year old developed multiple sclerosis it was very different. Fear, panic...

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