Keeping Promises. Family Thought: Women and Men Matter August 22

Keeping promises at first seemed a simple concept to the parish council.  But the chairman was quite an old-fashioned law-abider and when some of the other members took their roles too lightly he was very frustrated.  “I think I can depend on the CWL” he thought. “They’re like me.  But these younger people and even different cultural groups sometimes seem to have different values. I wonder what they learn at home or am I stereotyping people?”

Jephthah made a vow to the Lord, “If you will give the Ammonites into my hand, then whoever comes forth from the doors of my house to meet me, when I return victorious from the Ammonites shall be the Lord’s.   When Jephthah came to his home behold his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dance. She was his only child.  When he saw her he tore his clothes and said, “alas, my daughter, I have opened my mouth to the Lord and I cannot take back my vow. Judges 11:29-39. 

Pope Francis:  We are living in an information-driven society which bombards us indiscriminately with data – all treated as being of equal importance – and which leads to remarkable superficiality in the area for moral discernment. We need to provide an education which teaches critical thinking and encourages the development of mature moral values.  EG64

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