International Day of Families.

May 15, 2020

May 15.  International Family Day.  Theme, “Families and Climate Action.”   Toni was excited when she discovered what the 2020 theme was.   “It fits perfectly with our own family focus of “Our World, a Family of Families,”  she shared with all the subscribers.  “With all the emphasis on the corona virus the need for climate awareness was at risk of being put on the back burner. Thousands of health workers have made tremendous sacrifice for which all our gratitude is due.  At the same time environmental activists have noted how nature is healing itself, its air and water, after the reduced human activity during the lockdown.”  “We humans have a great responsibility to ensure that this good is not undone when the virus has been conquered. All our families, parents and kids, must get involved.” Laura sent in her whatsapp.

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you. John 15:12-17.   

Pope Francis:    In the family we first learn how to show love and respect for life; we are taught the proper use of things, order and cleanliness, respect for the local ecosystem and care for all creatures. We learn to ask without demanding, to say thank you, to control our aggressivity and greed and ask forgiveness.  These gestures help to create a culture of shared life and respect for our surroundings.  LS 213. Offer a prayer to Our Lady. .

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