July 15.  Amy and her gran continued their conversation.  “Knowing someone by name does in a way give you a sense of power of them, at least a stronger relationship than just knowing about them.  We even go around name dropping to show some power.”  “Like when you say, ”When I was having lunch with the Premier I told him that the pot holes in our town are a disgrace.”  “But never mind that, did you know that the Jewish people even now don’t use God’s name as they see that as very disrespectful.”  St Francis and the wolf is another example of relationship and respect.”

Read Ex 3:11-17.   God replied, ‘I am who am. This is what you shall tell the Israelites. I AM sent me to you.“ Ex 3:14.

Pope Francis. If a family is centred on Christ he will unify and illumine its entire life.  Moments of pain and difficulty will be experienced in union with the Lord’s cross.  Moments of joy, relaxation, celebration and even sexuality can be experienced as a sharing in the full life of the resurrection.  AL 317    The human person grows more, matures more and is sanctified more to the extent that he or she enters into relationships, going out from themselves to live in communion with God, with others and with all creatures. LS 240