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Reflect, share. Scripture: David took Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah and she conceived. David wrote a letter to Joab saying” set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting that he may be struck down and die.”  2 Samuel 11:1-17.  Pope Francis: The rejection of distortions of sexuality and eroticism should never lead us to a disparagement or neglect of sexuality and eros in themselves.  We must not forget that our human equilibrium is fragile;  part of us resists real human growth, and any moment it can unleash the most primitive and selfish tendencies.  AL 197.  Pray: For responsible and moral behaviour to be modelled in our families.  Choose appropriate action.

January 26.  At the Woman’s meeting they shared, “I do believe in the statement ‘power corrupts.’  It is frightening how too often, after a time, really good leaders, men and women, are captured by selfishness and greed and lose their sense of ubuntu, justice and morality.  Don’t we often hear of immorality in high places?” “Actually not nearly enough I think. We too often let celebrities get away with it and forget the victims who are not treated with dignity and mercy.” Mercia added, “What about us, are we in a position to point fingers?”