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The changing face of servanthood

The changing face of servanthood

October 20.  Margy was a social worker and opened a subject for everyone to consider. “It seems that master-servant relationships have been an issue in all countries and cultures for all time.  It has certainly changed much in South African families in the last few...

“What’s mine is mine!”

“What’s mine is mine!”

October 19. Everyone considered this issue. “Just like in families, don’t we often want to tell God what to do in our prayers.  Like “Mom tell John to give my ball back.”  “Dad why don’t you tell Minnie she has to share the TV. It’s not all hers.”   “And what would...

“Here am I, send me!”

“Here am I, send me!”

October 18. Sunday 29A.   MISSION SUNDAY. Economic justice.  Fr Brian sent out his weekly reflection to the families, “The deadline for submitting our tax returns is coming up soon.  Have you submitted yours yet?  Do you do it the easy way by asking SARS to help and...

The significance of rocks and feet

The significance of rocks and feet

October 17. Jock reminded them that the Season of Creation continues indirectly as the reverence for creation is part of the mission of families. We know that St Francis was passionate in his love for God. He also loved every aspect of creation, animals, plants,...

The right side of the law

The right side of the law

October 16.  Mr Thomas was a criminal lawyer with a reputation for integrity.  One day he shared, “It is really difficult in a court case when one has to defend a person who you suspect is guilty. But he has the right of a defence.  Sometimes I would rather be a...

Prophets good and false

Prophets good and false

October 15.  Deacon Peter shared with the families, “Mission month reminds us that everyone is called to be a prophet, “read the signs of the times” and to speak the truth that comes from God and is written on their hearts.   A Pharisee is someone who does not do the...

Jesus’ Condemnation

Jesus’ Condemnation

October 14.   There is a story about a farmer who wanted to reward his faithful farm animals by giving them a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs.  The hen was quite happy to provide the eggs, but the poor pig sure wasn't.  “You give from excess,” he...

Hypocrisy

Hypocrisy

October 13. “Putting your money where your mouth is” was the topic of the J&P webinar talk to the youth. “How hypocritical are we?” the speaker asked. “One could say, ‘When we come to meals, we must purify our hearts as well as our hands if we are to share food...

October 12.   Jonah's story.  Antonette started the sharing in the family and said, “I have realised that there is a bit of Jonah in all of us. The story tells of a Jew sent by God to people to call them to repent. He didn't want them to repent, but to be punished. ...

October 11. Sunday 28A.  Wedding Guests.  Before he posted his weekly homily Fr Brian would reflect on his congregation and ask himself.  “Who is here or not here and why have they come back?  How much do they value this banquet to which Jesus invites us all or am I...

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