April 26. In their guidelines for the family faith sharing groups it was recommended that people should not be forced to share their thoughts, initially at least, but as the gospel quotation for the day is many people’s favourite it would be a great opportunity for everyone to share what the passage means to them. So each one was invited to share a thought, personal, intellectual, friendly or whatever. Antonette kicked off, “I’m a head-person. I’ve been studying reproduction in nature for some projects of my own. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity and overabundance of God’s giving. In frogs, and many sea creatures millions of eggs are produced, many of which go to waste, unfertilized. Have you tried to clean a watermelon or a pawpaw to put into a smoothy machine and see how many pips it produces? Each one could produce a new plant. I’m growing veggies and my butternut plant has to have male and female flowers. Did you know that? God, the creator, is amazing.”
“I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10. Pope Francis. By developing our individual God-given capacities, an ecological conversion can inspire us to greater creativity and enthusiasm, in resolving the world’s problems and offering ourselves to God as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable. LS220. Everything is connected and this invites us to develop a spirituality of that global solidarity which flows from the mystery of the Trinity. LS240. Reflect, share, pray for a growing appreciation of God’s tenderness and generosity.