April 28.  Mrs Potgieter continued to reflect, “What is Jesus advocating for? I mentioned true freedom yesterday and achieving that is part of the message of the Kingdom of Jesus. I loved the description we used in our catechism classes; a kingdom of love, justice, truth, peace and freedom.  St Francis and Pope Francis also promote humility, poverty.  That is complicated.  Not owning anything at all is a special vocation for some. Not having enough to eat is certainly not a good thing, but the attitude of greed and wanting more and more does not make us content with life and give us true freedom.”         

At that time Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in me, believes not in me but in him who sent me.  I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness. The Father who sent me has himself given me the commandment what to say.  John  12:44-50.  Pope Francis:  A constant flood of new consumer goods can baffle the heart and prevent us from cherishing each thing and each moment.  To be serenely present to each reality, however small, opens us to much greater horizons of understanding and personal fulfillment.   Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked by moderation and the capacity to be happy with little.  LS 222  96   Reflect, share, pray, for a greater appreciation of the values of humility and poverty.