April 4.Thursday in Easter week.   Most of the parish families’ members were either all Catholic or some belonged to different Christian churches.  Beauty had married a Jewish boy and they did practice some of the Catholic and some Jewish traditions at home.  When Passover and Easter were on different weekends it got confusing but they explained the reason for the dating of these events and also got talking about Islam and its different days of remembrance, like Ramadan, recognizing that it were the messages of God, YHWH or Allah that really mattered.    

Reflect, share, pray. Scripture: You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant which God gave to your fathers, saying to Abraham, and in your posterity shall all the families of the earth be blessed.  God having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness.  Acts 3: 11-26. Pope Francis:  There is an aspect of mercy that goes beyond the confines of the Church.  It relates us to Judaism and Islam, both of which consider mercy to be one of God’s most important attributes. Israel was the first to receive this revelation which continues in history as the source of an inexhaustible richness meant to be shared with all mankind. FM23   Action. At this time are we challenged by, or more accepting of other faiths than we were in the past?