April 22.   After listening to the reading of the day the women of the sodality looked a little perplexed. Mrs Ndlovu said, “Yes, I believe that each person should have a designated role to play in working in the community, but why does it speak of men to serve at table?  Isn’t that women’s work?”  “Never mind whose work, the important thing for us is to teach our children to do their chores as something to be valued for the common good.” “I have a problem with making the teaching and preaching a “higher” activity than serving one another.  Is love and service not our first goal? And aren’t the church leaders meant to be servants of the servants?  Isn’t all this what this new Synodality Synod is talking about?”   

Scripture.  It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty.  Acts 6: 1-7.  Pope Francis.   The triune God is a communion of love and the family is its living reflection.   Saint John Paul II shed light on this when he said, “our God in his deepest mystery is not solitude, but a family, for he has within himself fatherhood, sonship and the essence of the family, which is love. AL 11.    Reflect, share and act, pray.  Consider the priorities in our family.