February 20.   Adrian shared, “In our catechism class the teacher told us we are all priests because of our baptism. That made us think. We can’t exactly all say Mass or preach as the priest does.”  Dad added, “but I think we do have a special power to speak on behalf of God, even in our own homes.”  “That sounds good, but we kids don’t exactly listen to our parents as if they were God or the priest and as we should, do we? Oh, and should parents listen to us?”  

Reflect, share, Scripture:  “My word that goes forth from my mouth shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I intended.  Isaiah 55:11. Pope Francis: Certain inclinations develop in childhood and become so deeply rooted that they remain throughout life, as attractions to a particular value or as repugnance to certain ways of acting. AL274  We need a conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern and affect us all.   LS 14.   Young people demand change.  They wonder how anyone can claim to be building a better future without thinking of the environmental crisis and the sufferings of the excluded. LS 13   Pray one of the Lenten prayers.: to listen to the Cry of the Earth. LSAP goal 1.  Choose appropriate action.