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September 2.  Parable of the talents.    George, the JP coordinator reminded them of something Pope Francis said a while ago, “do not let your vision, passion and views of doctrine become an ideology.” He thought that maybe their teams were a little inclined to fall into that trap of becoming too fanatical about a particular aspect of church teaching. “It’s a bit like nurturing different talents, I suppose” he said.  “But at the same time we are called to nurture and develop the talents we have been given.  My son has always been crazy about the weather and does meteorological observations at home. My father is passionate about reduction of fossil fuels, etc.” 

Reflect, share, act. Scripture:   “A man going on a journey called his servants and entrusted to them his property.  To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability.”  From Matt 25:14-30. Pope Francis. Ecological education can take place in a variety of settings: at school, in families, in the media, in catechesis and elsewhere. Good education plants seeds when we are young, and these continue to bear fruit throughout life.  LS213. Eco-tip and prayer: Reflect on individual talents and passions and how these can best be used in the wider area of climate change. Pray the Glory be to the Father…………..