June 15. Basil, Zola and Mary had never known their father. When their mother became ill and died when little Mary was just 8 years old and Basil just 17 the children felt very lost. Their aunt who lived nearby took over some of the parenting but much of the time Basil found himself being the head of their little family. At first they were close but as time went by he found it was more and more difficult to control Zola who had been a good student but got mixed up with bad friends and started bunking school. They drank and smoked and walked the streets until late at night. Like a real father Basil became very angry with his brother and there were times when the boys fought. Basil knew this was not right but felt helpless so he decided to ask their priest to help him cope.
Reflect, share, act. Scripture:. If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go, first be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift. Matthew 5:20-26. Pope Francis: “Put on Christ, in your life and you will find a friend in whom you can always trust. “Put on faith” and life will take on a new flavour. “Put on hope” and every one of your days will be enlightened and your horizon will no longer be dark but bright. “Put on Love” and your life will be like a house built on rock. WYD 2013.