March 11. Go first to be reconciled to your brother. Martha was careful about the point she wanted to make. “Conflict in extended families is not uncommon. They may all have grown up together but one sibling may be more or less successful than another, cleverer, have more children or, in some cultures, more wives, all of which may lead to jealousy and resentment. Expectations about rights and responsibilities in traditional families are quite complex as there is also an expectation of helping other family members financially or materially. Modern day young adults sometimes challenge traditions of patriarchy or the rights of a mother-in-law and may want to do away with them. Reflect, share and act. Scripture: “Everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgement. If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you leave your gift there and go first to be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift. From Matt 5:20-26 Pope Francis: The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society. Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future. AL 193. SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 4: My responsibility in ensuring the right to family or parental care is to honour and respect my parents and to recognize that love means long-term commitment and the responsibility to establish strong and loving families. Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at www.marfam.org.za/lent
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