April 29. “If this plan or this undertaking is of men it will fail; but if it is of God you will not be able to overthrow them. “You know what happened in our prayer group?” Ma Jozie asked when she got home. ”These two women started arguing about whether a divorced and remarried woman should be allowed to go to communion. It really got quite vicious as if both of them were really convinced they were right. Mr Percival was able to defuse the situation and said that this was one of those questions the Church considered at length in the Synods of the Family. Strictly speaking according to Church law it is not allowed and some bishops insist on that. However Pope Francis preaches mercy and others, some theologians and bishops, have also said that the Church should practise mercy.”
Reflect, share and act. Scripture. Gamaliel a teacher of the law said, “in the present case I tell you let these men alone; for if this plan or this undertaking is of men it will fail; but if it is of God you will not be able to overthrow them. From Acts 5:34-42. Pope Francis. “I understand those who prefer a more rigorous pastoral care which leaves no room for confusion. But I sincerely believe that Jesus wants a Church attentive to the goodness which the Holy Spirit sows in the midst of human weakness, a Mother who while clearly expressing her objective teaching always does what good she can even if in the process her shoes get soiled by the mud of the street.AL 308.