March 9th. As the senior member in the family, around the half-way mark through Lent Hosea led the sharing. “I don’t know whether we really value what God has to offer. He continues to beg us to come back to him, telling us he has more to offer then the “idols” we make for ourselves. Are glamour, money, rich friends, going to parties really what people want?” Everyone was given a chance to respond.
O Ephraim what have I to do with idols? It is I who answer and look after you. Whoever is wise let him understand, whoever is discerning let him know for the ways of the Lord are right and the upright walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them. From Hosea 14:1-9.
Pope Francis: One of the most important tasks of families is to provide an education in hope. This does not mean preventing children from playing with electronic devices but rather finding ways to help them develop their critical abilities and not to think that digital speed can apply to everything. Postponing desires does not mean denying them. When children are not helped to realise that some things have to be waited for they can become obsessed with satisfying their immediate needs. AL 275