July 16th.  “Sometimes you have a child who seems to really want to do bad things. It could start small like hurting animals, pulling wings of insects and hanging a cat from a tree.  Then they hurt other kids, bully them and so it goes.  I think that those youth in the gangs that terrorise our neighbourhoods must have started as little kids. And later are they society’s rapists and murderers?  They should be punished, but let us also pray especially for those who are inclined to do evil.”  

Scripture:   Woe to those who devise wickedness and work evil upon their bed.  When the morning dawns they perform it because it is in the power of their hand.   Micah 2:1-5    Pope Francis: Violence within families breeds new forms of social aggression since family relationships can also explain the tendency to a violent personality. AL 51.  People that abandon their tradition and from a craze to mimic others or to foment violence allow others to rob their soul, and end up by losing not only their spiritual identity but also their moral consistency   FT 14