Chris shared, “I remember once reading an article on Lifegiving that was genuinely “life-giving” to me. It taught me that lifegiving is not only about having babies and issues around contraception. It refers to any positive, upbuilding kind of relationship. And so it certainly can apply to every family type too, widow, divorced, orphans and step-families. The question to ask is, “Does this choice or action improve the quality of the life of this person on various levels, in a spiritual sense too. Equally so, the way we deal with creation and nature can be either life-giving, e.g. providing water in places of drought, death-dealing e.g. not providing water, or taking something away. Often it is something in between, as there are seldom black and white answers or total consensus.
Be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and to keep oneself unstained from the world. James 1:19-27
Pope Francis: When media and the digital world become omnipresent, their influence can stop people from learning to live wisely, to think deeply and love generously. The great sages of the past run the risk of going unheard amid the noise and distraction of information overload. LS 47