March 14.  To us Oh Lord, belongs confusion of face because we have sinned against you. James spoke as a parent. “Is living with justice and mercy a right, or a responsibility, or even a duty born of love, something we learn from the example of God?  We parents struggle with discipline and finding suitable punishments these days for kids of all ages.   Self-discipline is important and enforcing discipline, teaching moral values and right behaviour is both a right and a responsibility that I don’t think that all of us parents are very well equipped for.  Maybe we should run that parenting course after Easter.”      Reflect, share and act. Scripture: To us Oh Lord, belongs confusion of face because we have sinned against you.  To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, because we have rebelled against him.  Dan 9:4-10. Pope Francis: It is essential to help children realise misbehaviour has consequences.  It is important that discipline not lead to discouragement but to be instead a stimulus to further progress. AL 268-270   SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 5.  The right to education places on me (the learner) the responsibility to attend school regularly and work hard, on parents the responsibility to ensure children receive their support and attend school and on teachers the responsibility to promote and reflect the culture of learning and teaching.:. Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at