Signs of the Times. Ubuntu Family Thought 5 July

July 5th. Reading the signs of the times is an important skill that the group often discussed.   “If evil is allowed to triumph over good as we see in countries ravaged by war it should not just be a question of numbers when reports are broadcast of people raped, killed or abducted.  These are people, members of families. I think that if we recognised this we might be more conscious of the evils of war.”

Thus says the Lord “Go, prophesy to my people Israel.  Your wife shall be a harlot in the city and your sons and daughters shall fall by the sword and your land shall be parceled out by line.” From Amos 7:10-17. 

Pope Francis.  Forced migration of families, resulting from situations of war, persecution, poverty and injustice and marked by the conditions that puts lives at risk traumatises and destabilises families. AL46

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