November 28.  Don’t Drink and Drive.   Two young teenagers Mapule and George stood at the side of the highway all afternoon as the holiday season was approaching,  “ We beg you, please don’t drink and drive” was written on the board they carried. “Last week we were a happy family.  Today we are orphans.   We don’t want your children to suffer like us.”    Patrick saw them standing there looking forlorn and lost and made a mental note to himself, “remember to arrange designated drivers when we have our staff party next month.” Then he stopped and asked them about their experience and to offer help.   

Take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares of this life and that day will come upon you suddenly like a snare. Luke 21:34-36  

Pope Francis:  No one can cultivate a sober and satisfying life without being at peace with him or herself.   An adequate understanding of spirituality consists in filling out what we mean by peace and a balanced lifestyle together with a capacity for wonder which takes us to a deeper understanding of life.  LS225.