November 25th .  Bryan continued to work with groups.   “Every time we say the Creed I believe we should think more about the words we use.   We talk about death and judgement but maybe we aren’t really listening to ourselves.  As we come to the end of the Church’s year we can also think about the end of our own lifespan and what we will be judged for. Did we lose hope or faith or give up loving as much as we could?   If we did take some time for such reflection maybe we would change our ways and our attitudes for the year to come. I do believe that hope can come in cycles, let’s say hope can be recycled. It is also the start of 16 Days of Activism for now violence against Women and Children. Shouldn’t it be no violence in God’s Family of Families ”

Scripture: Think of the fig tree and all the trees, as soon as they come out in leaf you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near.  So when you see these things you know that the kingdom of God is near. Luke 21: 29-33  Blessed are they who dwell in your house forever singing your praise. From Ps 84. Pope Francis:  The Church has a public role over and above her charitable and educational activities.  She works for the advancement of humanity and of universal fraternity.   She does not claim to compete with earthly powers but to offer herself as a family among families, this is the Church open to bearing witness in today’s world open to faith, hope and love for the Lord and for those who he loves with a preferential love.  A home with open doors, because she is a mother, in imitation of Mary the Mother of Jesus. FT 276