February  21. Beloved, who is wise and understanding among you?   Over the years Jeannette had tried hard to build a relationship with her daughters-in-law. “This isn’t easy in our African families today as the younger generation does not appear to have the same respect that we had for our elders. But still, I will always remember the words of my own mother. ‘Go out of your way to make the new members of the family welcome.  They come from a different background and now belong to our family.” Jack added,  “I wonder if such family relationships are unique to human beings or if that happens in animal families too?” Becoming an eco-friendly family:   Make a choice to collaborate rather than compete with others in environmental projects.

Beloved, who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts do not boast and be false to the truth.  Jas 3-13-18   Pope Francis:   a particular delicate aspect of love is learning not to view in-laws as somehow competitors, threats or intruders.   Being willing to do so is an exquisite expression of love.   AL 198