February  26.  “Let the children come to me for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” After their discussion on divorce the members of the group went home feeling quite challenged. Quite a few had experience of divorce in their families. Jack asked himself, “could we have done more to work on our marriage for the sake of our children?  We both know that the   bitterness and fighting didn’t do them any good before we separated.. Little Andrew used to hide away, but now that we are divorced is it really better for them? So now I think there should be more programmes to help families like us dealing with the effects of divorce, mediation about mutual acceptance arrangements and the rights of the children.” Moyra’s response was different. “When I’m old enough I’m going to look after any creatures abandoned by their families. Lots of them just die.” Becoming an eco-friendly family:  Find out more about organisations that help abandoned creatures and how you can help.    

“Let the children come to me, do not hinder them for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” MK 10:13-16. Pope Francis:   Do we feel the immense psychological burden borne by children in families where the members mistreat and hurt one another, to the point of breaking the bonds of marital fidelity?  AL246.  Because all creatures are connected, each must be cherished with love and respect, for all of us living creatures are dependent on one another. LS42