January 28.  James reflected, “The State Capture Commission is costing the country more than an arm and a leg, and even its soul.  Witnesses – reluctant and willing, whistle-blowers and those presumed to be guilty, after hearing evidence come or are dragged before the Commission. It is an amazing exercise to witness and I do hope it will bear fruit in greater integrity in future in all areas of all our lives.”  Portia added, “But all crime should be reported and dealt with even in families.  That is the way to build integrity.”

Jesus said, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a bushel or under a bed and not on a stand?” For there is nothing hidden except to be made manifest.” Mark 4:21-25. 

Pope Francis: The common good is a central and unifying principle of social ethics. Underlying this is respect for the human person, endowed with rights and his integral development.   It has also to do with the overall welfare of society and the development of various groups e.g. the family as the basic cell of society.   Society and the state are obliged to defend and promote the common good.  LS 157.  Reflect and share.