April 30. The Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. When Moss and James met at the Sunday soccer venue they sometimes complained that their wives were always busy with sodality matters. “I want her home on Sunday morning to cook for me,” Moss said and James nodded his agreement. But Daniel overhearing their conversation chipped in, “I’m sorry that my wife has died, because now what am I supposed to do. My children have their own families or sodalities to be worried about. One day I asked them all to come together so we could talk things through. I asked them, “How can we look after all our different interests so that no one feels left out. They really listened and things are much better now.”
Reflect, share and act. Scripture. When the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the Twelve said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore pick out from among you seven men of good repute whom we may appoint to this duty.” Acts 6:1-7. Pope Francis. The Bishops of South Africa have pointed out that true reconciliation is achieved proactively, by forming a new society, a society based on service to others, rather than the desire to dominate; a society based on sharing what one has with others, rather than the selfish scramble by each for as much wealth as possible, a society in which the value of being together as human beings is ultimately more important than any lesser group whether it be family, nation, race of culture. FT 229.