27th October. Reading the Signs of the Times. The speaker addressed the meeting.” It isn’t only economists, politicians and people like the Public Protector who are engaged in reading the Signs of the Times but it is just as well that they do and bring matters to our attention.  Certainly in all kinds of groups including families there are serious discussions about the state of the nation, of society and, importantly too, of family life.  It is interesting however that much of the time we pass the buck and, instead of taking responsibility, we blame someone else if things are not right; the government, the police, the church, teachers, etc.  When and how will we each take responsibility?” Jesus says: “We know when it will rain or be a hot day, and yet can’t judge more important things very well.” The prayerful Synodal way of Conversations in the Spirit can reveal the underlying meaning of our lives and suggest the best way to act.”

Reflect, share, act. Scripture You hypocrites, you know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?” Luke 12: 54-59:  Pope Francis.  The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church. We do well to focus on concrete realities, since the call and the demands of the Spirit resound in the events of history. AL 31.  Social dimensions of global change such as effects of technological innovations on employment, social exclusion, social aggression, drug trafficking are signs that the growth of the past two centuries has not led to integral development and improved the quality of life.  LS 46 Pray: Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in us the fire of your love, so that walking together we may renew the face of the earth.