January 22.  Sunday 3A.   Fr Fidelis referred to the symbolism of light and darkness noted in the Gospel of the day that also implies good and evil, positives and negatives, and giving or destroying the fullness of life. Family life is never totally one or the other.  Some things will work well and others badly.  “There needs to be organisation and leadership to address issues and divisions no matter what type of family unit there is, or whoever heads the family; nuclear family, extended family, single parent, granny-headed, child-headed, no children, same sex or whatever.  Nothing is worse than disorganised chaos in a home which will inevitably lead to conflict and instability.   How have you been doing so far with your resolutions for this year, for yourself and at home?  Do you need to start over before this first month ends?“ 

Scripture.  I appeal to you by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that all of you agree and that there be no dissensions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgement.  1 Cor 1:10. Pope Francis. The Church has a public role over and above her charitable and educational activities.  She works for the advancement of humanity and universal fraternity. She does not claim to compete with earthly powers but to offer herself as a family among families, open to bearing witness in today’s world, open to faith, hope and love for the Lord and for those whom he loves with a preferential love. A home with open doors, because she is a mother.  FT276. Reflect, share, act, pray.