30th November. Daniel and the lion’s den.  Mom mused,Almost every young child already knows the story of Daniel and the lion’s den and how God saved him. Do they know this happened because he was not afraid to lose his life, but he was faithful to God instead of obeying the laws of the kingdom? King Darius was fond of Daniel and did not want him to be killed but he had to obey his own law.  So Daniel was put in the lions’ den. When God saved him the king was glad and spread the word to everyone that Daniel’s God was the greatest.  This is a great teaching story.”

Reflect, share, Scripture.     Daniel said to the king, “O king , live forever! My God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouths and they have not hurt me because I was found blameless before him.  From Dan 6:11-27.   Pope Francis Today’s vast and rapid cultural changes demand that we constantly seek ways of expressing unchanging truths in a language which brings  out their abiding newness.   The deposit of the faith is one thing.  The way it is expressed is another.  EG 41. The 2023 Synod on Synodality proposes a new methodology for Conversations in the Spirit based on listening and discernment which can be applied in different settings, families, youth, community gatherings etc. Action and prayer:  On this last day of November, remember in prayer the needs of those we have loved and lost, young and old. Remember the 16 days  for no violence against women and children and . COP 28 which starts today.