March 21. HUMAN RIGHTS DAY SA. If the prophet had commanded you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?” Abel had done research into the history of Human Rights Day in South Africa, the tragic incident in our history way back in 1960 when many innocent marchers, during a peaceful protest, were killed and wounded by police. He asked, “How often since then have more innocent people been killed, families deprived of their loved ones and livehoods destroyed. Have those who are guilty been held responsible? This year in SA we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution, which is meant to guarantee the rights and freedoms of all citizens, and the same question must be asked with urgency. Who is responsible for the wellbeing of another, but each and every citizen, together with our leaders in every area and every country in the world? The late Anglican Archbishop Tutu said “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Reflect, share and act. Scripture: Elisha sent a messenger to Naaman, the leper, saying “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times.” But Naaman was angry and said, “I thought he would come out to me.” So he went away in a rage. But his servant said, “My father, if the prophet had commanded you to do some great thing, would you not have done it?” So he went and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times and his flesh was restored like that of a little child and he was clean. 2 Kings 5:1-15. Pope Francis: The Covid-19 pandemic unexpectedly erupted, exposing our false securities. It is my desire that in this time, by acknowledging the dignity of each human person we can contribute to the rebirth of a universal sense of fraternity, brotherhood between all men and women. Let us dream as a single human family each with his or her own voice. FT8. Moral Regeneration Movement Positive Values Charter 2. Committed to democracy as embedded in our constitution we dedicate ourselves to promote responsible freedom, the rule of law and democracy as the basis of justice, fairness, nation-building and good governance. Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at www.marfam.org.za/lent
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