September 3.  Sunday 22A, Fr Joseph in his homily was consciously speaking to the adults, those in committed marriage relationships, to invite them to continue to grow. He spoke too to the younger people, those cohabiting, those not yet married, those teenagers idly playing around with the gift of themselves. But he didn’t want to judge them or condemn them. He wanted to encourage and promote the beauty of human sexuality, which he and other priests could recognise, but had to deal with in their own way. “You know, couples who truly love and are living examples to me and to others, are mirrors of God’s love and encourage me in my vocation too. We too need to see and experience couple love as a sign of hope for the world.  Thank you and may God continue to bless you all the days of your lives.  Amen.” 

Reflect, share, act. Scripture: Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.  Rom 12:1-2.  Pope Francis.  The majority of people living on our planet profess to be believers.  LS 201 God himself created sexuality, which is a marvellous gift to his creatures.  If this gift needs to be cultivated and directed it is to prevent the impoverishment of an authentic value. AL 150.  Eco-tip and prayer:  Reflect on and discuss sexuality as the basis of reproduction in all elements of nature.  Pray the Glory be to the Father…………..