February 22. What causes wars and what causes fighting among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? Marcia observed, “We hear a lot nowadays in motivational and coaching classes about having passion and how one should have passion for one’s work ideals, but you don’t hear much being said about passion for one’s marriage and family. We do see around us how passionate people can be about their chosen cause, whether it is climate change, abortion, student fees or jobs. Sure, passion can lead to action, but that can be both positive and negative, like anger, envy and greed that make us insensitive to other’s needs or great love than make us open to action for their needs. Becoming an eco-friendly family: Identify the passion that different family members have.
What causes wars and what causes fighting among you? Is it not your passions that are at war in your members? You desire and do not have, so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and wage war. Jas 4:1-10. Pope Francis: The Christian tradition has never recognized the right to private property as absolute or inviolable, and has stressed the social purpose of all forms of private property. St John Paul II forcefully reaffirmed this stating that ‘God gave the earth to the whole human race for the sustenance of all its members, without excluding or favouring anyone.’ These are strong words. LS93.