October 24.  “I think that Mission month and reaching out to others cannot be done in an abstract kind of way, just talking about love, mercy and commitment.  The way we deal with real flesh and blood people and their issues need to be taken seriously. We have heard of cases of missionaries who were abusive but equally so there are cases of immoral behaviour by those to whom they preached. Sexual morality has been an issue in all cultures from time immemorial.” “Are the issues not more serious now than ever before?”

Scripture:  Be kind to one another, tender-hearted. But immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not ever be named among you as is fitting among saints. Eph 4:32 – 5-8.  Pope Francis: Can we really ignore or overlook the continuing forms of domination, arrogance, abuse, sexual perversion and violence that are the product of a warped understanding of sexuality.AL 153