August 21.  Harassment.  There was quite some discussion around the subject of sexual harassment especially in the workplace. Both the men and women needed to have their say.  “You men…….”   and “You women…….” went on for a bit. “It’s the way you dress.”  “But why can’t we?”    “You know what,” Joan said, “I wonder if we are sufficiently conscious of our commitment to our husbands, partners, children etc. when we are at work.  Do we separate our private and work lives?” Martin admitted, “I have found it quite a challenge when the women at work look so sexy and my wife at home may not be looking her best,”

Reflect, share, act. Scripture: In those days the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals and forsook the Lord. So the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel and he gave them over to plunderers. Then the Lord raised up judges, who saved them. And yet they did not listen to their judges for they played the harlot after other gods. Judges 2:11-19.    Pope Francis. We treat loving relationships the way we treat material objects and the environment: everything is disposable: everyone uses and throws away, takes and breaks, exploits and squeezes the last drop.  Narcissism makes people incapable of looking beyond themselves, beyond their own desires and needs.  AL 39