July 14. God talk. In a family discussion Amy commented, “Gran, I see Moses as a real ‘larger than life’ character.  Nothing simple or ordinary about him, from his birth to his death.”  “Yes, there are people like that, some good people but also some evil ones. Think of St Francis, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Hitler, not even to mention any other local figures. Do you think God communicates with his people in unusual ways too, giving them tasks to perform?”  Basil followed on with, “Or do evil people communicate with the devil?  There is the spirit world.  It kind of sounds blasphemous, but could it be true?” 

Read Ex 3:1-10. When the Lord saw Moses coming over to look God called out to him from the bush, “Moses, Moses.”

Pope Francis. Many families show us that it is possible to approach the last stages of life by emphasizing the importance of a person’s sense of fulfilment and participation in the Lord’s paschal mystery.  AL48.  St Francis invites us to see nature as a magnificent book in which God speaks to us and grants us a glimpse of his infinite beauty and goodness. His eternal power and divinity have been made known through his works since the creation of the world.  LS12