March 23. I have taught you statutes and ordinances as the Lord my God commanded me.   Jonathan had done his homework and studied the Constitution. “The Constitution of a country does not belong to any political party but to every citizen. That might be forgotten in parliament or when election come up and all political parties  are lobbying for their own policies and interpretations of the law.  Our bishops also dialogue with the state to promote pro-family, pro-life policies for the good of the whole of our society. Special interest groups also lobby for environmental rights and justice.    

Reflect, share and act. Scripture:   Moses said, “I have taught you statutes and ordinances as the Lord my God commanded me.  Keep them and do them for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will say, “surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.”  Deut 4:1-9. Pope Francis:  Families have a right to be able to count on an adequate family policy on the part of public authorities. Love overflowing with small gestures of mutual care is also civic and political and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world. When we feel that God is calling us to intervene with others in social dynamics we should realise that this too is part of our spirituality. LS231.  SA Youth Responsibilities Bill 5.  My responsibility in ensuring the right to education expects me to attend school regularly, to learn and to work hard, cooperate respectfully with teachers and fellow learners. It places on parents and teachers the responsibility to promote the culture of learning.  Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, also published at