February 23.  Martha was careful about the point she wanted to make. “Conflict in extended families is not uncommon. They may all have grown up together but one may be more or less successful than another, cleverer, have more children or in some cultures more wives.  Expectations about roles, rights and responsibilities in traditional families are quite complex. Modern young adults sometimes want to do away with traditions, which also includes ‘black tax’ to support other family members.  Family harmony all together has changed to individual wants and needs.” 

Reflect, share, Scripture: “Everyone who is angry with his brother shall be liable to judgement. If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you leave your gift there and go first to be reconciled to your brother and then come and offer your gift. Read Matt 5:20-26   Pope Francis: The lack of historical memory is a serious shortcoming in our society.  Knowing and judging past events is the only way to build a meaningful future.  AL 193.  A country flourishes when constructive dialogue occurs between its many rich cultural components : popular culture, university culture, youth culture, artistic culture, technological culture, economic culture, family culture and media culture. FT199    Pray one of the Lenten prayers.: for the different generations in the family and for peace in the home. Choose appropriate action to strive for peace.    LSAP GOAL 6 Ecological spirituality