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What Church and why? Family Missionary Thought October 18

What Church and why? Family Missionary Thought October 18

“Why do people go to some churches and not others?  Is it the quality of the preaching, the personality of the preacher, the type of worship with song and dance, healing that they are seeking, or the message that speaks to them in their hearts?” Fr Jabulani said, “You...

Do families see elders as burdens?  Family Missionary Thought 16 October

Do families see elders as burdens? Family Missionary Thought 16 October

It is a known fact that abuse and neglect of the elderly is not uncommon.   Even in their own homes, or living with children and grandchildren or in institutions they are not as well cared for and protected as they should be. Not long ago a horrific case of elderly...

When is rule-breaking a sin?  Family Missionary Thought 15 October.

When is rule-breaking a sin? Family Missionary Thought 15 October.

The youth leader said, “Some religions have strict dietary rules about food and how and what to cook.  Some schools have rules about uniforms and hair styles. Clubs too have rules that members are expected to obey.  Is that all done for show, to conform and is...

Interpreting Signs, Family Missionary Thought October 14

Interpreting Signs, Family Missionary Thought October 14

 “When you are driving through the traffic in any city the lawlessness of drivers is frightening.  In SA it isn’t only taxis who disobey traffic laws all the time, but they are undoubtedly the worst.”  “The lawlessness is certainly a clear sign of the times.  But...

The Missionary role.   Family Missionary Thought Oct 13. 28th Sunday C

The Missionary role. Family Missionary Thought Oct 13. 28th Sunday C

The missionaries were gathered after their retreat.  “There was a time when we built schools and hospitals and the families really appreciated what we did for them.” “That was even before we built churches,” Fr Joel added. “It was a way to reach out to their...

Missionary mothering.  Family Mission Thought.  October 12

Missionary mothering. Family Mission Thought. October 12

Being missionary disciples is no easy task these days is it?   There are so many values to be considered, even things like family life, and motherhood too. Is Jesus downplaying the role of his own mother by his response to the comment, ‘Blessed is the womb that bore...

We have been warned  Family Missionary Thought October 11

We have been warned Family Missionary Thought October 11

Civilisations have come and gone and with them too economic systems that were built up and finally destroyed through corruption, greed and lack of concern for the common good. In our day the focus has moved beyond the human family to the earth our common home. The...

Self-examination matters.   Family Mission Thought October 10

Self-examination matters. Family Mission Thought October 10

As they were waiting for the evangelisation meeting to start the women would gather outside for a bit of gossip.   “I shouldn’t say this, but……..”   “Why does Paulina always look so glamorous? Where does she get the money from if she just works as a clerk at the post...

Sin in the City

Sin in the City

When she sat down and thought about it Mitzi realised that there is a bit of Jonah in all of us. The story tells us of a Jew sent by God to the people of the city of Nineveh to call them to repent. He didn't want them to repent, but to be punished.  After running away...

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