September 16. “Heritage Day is just around the corner,” Mosebetsi told his children, adding, “I wonder who of you really understands our South African, Basotho, Christian heritage.” So a family project was started to try to trace their own family background to earlier times in Lesotho. “Do we go back to those bushmen whose paintings you showed us in the caves?” Thato asked. “Not really, even though it is true, that it is part of the bigger South African heritage. For us our conversion to Christianity is very significant, but we are still Basotho people and those traditions matter too.
Blessed the nation whose God is the Lord. The people he has chosen as his heritage. May your merciful love be upon us as we hope in you, O Lord. Psalm 33:12.
Pope Francis. Respect for our dignity as human beings often jars with the chaotic realities that people have to endure. Cultures are in fact quite diverse and every general principle needs to be inculturated if it is to be respected and applied. AL 3.