September 22.  On their eco-safari the family had spent a couple of weeks travelling and sleeping in many different places.  Sometimes it had been more or less rough than at other times. One night they shared on where they had felt closest to God.  Michael had loved any place where they could see animals, Mom was at peace with the quietness of birdlife.  Pauline had to admit that city life did have an appeal for her. “I can’t say though that I feel close to God there.  That was more in nature too.”  Little Melody was happy that they had been able to visit the UShaka theme park but also said she liked to pray at home, saying her special little morning prayer. “Sharing on this has helped us to understand one another and even build our own closeness.”                                                                                           

Reflect, share, act. Scripture:  Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Mt 5:3   Pope Francis: When we can see God reflected in all that exists our hearts are moved to praise the Lord for all his creatures and to worship him in union with them as St Francis did. LS 87.   Eco-tip and prayer:  As a family make a commitment to pray St Francis hymn of praise of creation regularly, sometimes out in nature. (google and download) “ Praised be you my Lord with all your creatures, especially Brother Sun, through whom you give us light  sister moon and the stars, in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful, brother fire through whom you light the night and sister water who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste……………  Reflect and share.