April 1. Let us lie in wait for the righteous man. Portia’s aunt was visiting their family for a few days and asked to share when they participated in a sharing group. “This reading from the book of Wisdom has for years been a comfort to me.  You know that my husband, Samuel, was a policeman and he was a really good honest cop.  He had wanted to be a crime-fighter from when he was a child but the family couldn’t afford for him to be a lawyer or a judge so he became a policeman.  His station was noted for fairness and honesty and dedication to duty. His anti-poaching programme was proving to be very successful.   But, you know the story, the criminals were after him.  He was killed in a car accident 10 years ago but I am convinced that it wasn’t just an accident.  It’s been very hard to bear, but my faith in Jesus and reading my Bible have helped me.” 

Reflect, share and act. Scripture: Ungodly men reasoned unsoundly, saying to themselves, “Let us lie in wait for the righteous man, because he is inconvenient to us and opposes our actions. Wis 2:1. Pope Francis:  The writings of the prophets invite us to find renewed strength in times of trial by contemplating the all-powerful God who created the universe.   Yet God’s infinite power does not lead us to flee his fatherly tenderness, because in him affection and strength are joined.LS 73. MORAL REGENERATION MOVEMENT Positive Values 5. We dedicate ourselves to upholding honesty, integrity and loyalty as key social values to be upheld in good governance.  Choose an act of love and sacrifice from the list, published at www.marfam.org.za/lent