January 18.   Mom started the conversation,  “What I like about Mark’s gospel is that he portrays Jesus in very human ways.  Jesus was angry and at the same time sad. That’s how we parents feel a lot of the time with teenagers, and maybe it is the same the other way round too. I propose that, for our family, as well as finding time to pray together we need to play, to have fun, to share our feelings and learn to listen to one another without judging. But I think we also need to do some teaching, like about environmental matters.  You young people know a lot but who will bring out the point of view of creation and God.  Who else will do so?  Who agrees? ”  Reflect, share, act, pray.

Scripture.   He looked at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart and said to the man. “Stretch out your hand and his hand was restored. Mk 3:1-6   Pope Francis. Ecological education can take place in a variety of settings, at school, in families, in the media. The family is the place in which life – the gift of God – can be properly welcomed and protected. We first learn to show love and respect for life, respect for the local ecosystem and care for all creatures.   LS 213. Reflect, share, act, pray.