March 3. Joseph made his contribution too. “Whether it is in the US with ex-President Trump carrying on as irresponsibly as he has done, or our own ex-President Zuma defying the Constitution as well as the State Capture Commission, one can also see how people sometimes deliberately choose to do what is wrong, for their own selfish reasons. In our world today there are many false prophets or religious leaders cheating and deceiving people, while genuine honest prophets can have a really bad time. And fake news and lies can sometimes make it very complicated to judge between right and wrong.
From THE LITTLE FLOWERS OF ST FRANCIS It happened once that St Francis, in his concern for the brothers, became conscious of devils seeking to enter into the community. He saw that one brother, who was feeling offended by another, had let a devil tempt him to start thinking of ways to harm the other. St Francis addressed the issue with him and the brother humbly confessed and asked forgiveness. All the devils were chased away and harmony was restored.
Scripture: They said, come let us make plots against the prophet Jeremiah. Let us strike him with the tongue and let us not heed any of his words. Jer. 18:18-20
Pope Francis: There are huge economic interests operating in the digital world, capable of exercising forms of control as subtle as they are invasive, manipulating consciences and the democratic process. FT45.
Reflect, share, act, pray. Do we sometimes deliberately choose to harm others or do something we know is wrong?