September 18.   Worth and self-worth or self-esteem are big issues these days and need serious consideration.  Families and sharing groups were asked to discuss the issue of self-worth across age groups.  Interesting points emerged. Sometimes the youth, boys or girls, were aware of it, but often too a person who has been successful in business would have the greatest sense of self-worth.  Is recognising oneself as unworthy foreign in our day and age?  Are we too self-sufficient or arrogant? Is humility or recognising our dependence on faith, or something greater than oneself possible? 

Reflect, share, act. Scripture:  “Lord, do not trouble yourself for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof.  Luke 7:1-10.   Pope Francis. We should be particularly indignant at the enormous inequalities in our midst, whereby we continue to tolerate some considering themselves more worthy than others. LS 90.  Love is marked by humility. If we are to understand, forgive and serve others from the heart, our pride has to be healed and our humility must increase. AL98.   Eco-tip and prayer:  Reflect on and discuss your attitudes towards the worth of every creature, human and animal, the unborn, abandoned and disabled. Pray  the Glory be to the Father…………..