May 6. Pauline commented “You know, I never realised it but Paul had a pretty bad time on those missionary journeys of his. Sometimes they loved him and wanted to make him king. Next thing they hate him and want to stone him or beat him and put him in jail.  I think that being a parent over the years, with so many ups and downs, can also be like that.  Don’t we all agree?  But still, the special moments right from babyhood into adulthood make it worthwhile. Let’s all share some examples of that. I’m sure listening to one another will do us a lot of good.”  

Reflect, share, scripture: We sat down and spoke to the women who had come together. One who heard us was a woman name Lydia who was a worshipper of God. The Lord opened her heart to listen and she was baptised, with her household.    Acts 16:13-15   Pope Francis:  “Allow me to share a family memory.  My mother said, ‘I have five children, like five fingers.   Should they strike this one it hurts me, should they strike that one it hurts me.  All five hurt me.  All are my children and different like the fingers of a hand.’   General audience February 2015.   ACTION.  Refresh your memory on some of the special moments in family life.