March 18. Human Rights month and Day in South Africa commemorates the Sharpeville killings of innocent protestors over social injustice. In today’s bible account Joseph, the favourite son of his father, Jacob, was also an innocent victim. He was abused by his brothers as they were jealous when his father gave Joseph a multi-coloured coat. His brothers wanted to get rid of him. Fortunately for him he was rescued and taken to Egypt, a foreign country, where he had to fend for himself but made good. How do we treat foreigners amongst us and do we respect their dignity and rights? Reflect, share and act. Scripture: Read Genesis 37 which tells the long story of Joseph and his brothers. Pope Francis: Envy is a form of sadness provoked by another’s prosperity; it shows that we are not concerned for the happiness of others but only with our own well-being. Love makes us rise above ourselves, envy closes us in on ourselves. Love inspires a sincere esteem for every human being and the recognition of his or her own right to happiness. AL 95. SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 1. My responsibility in ensuring the right to equality expects me not to discriminate unfairly against anyone on the basis of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, marital status, ethnic or social origin, colour, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, conscience, belief, culture, language or birth. Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at www.marfam.org.za/lent
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