June 24. Birth Of John the Baptist.  “JB is one of my favourite saints, Alan said.   “He was a specially chosen person but he chose to respond to what he had to do, preached a message of repentance and conversion. Why are so many of our young people so aimless in their lives?  Do they need better guidance from their parents, teachers or mentors?” “Where does a sense of direction and hope for the future come from?”  Those were some of the questions that the electorate faced before casting their vote a month ago.  Who would be willing or able to address these very real needs of the youth?  “Is someone willing to take the bull by the horns and call the youth to rise up, not to protest and make demands, but to become more self-motivated and take positive action towards their future?    Which party has that kind of vision?  Does the Church?    

Reflect, share, scripture He (Jesus) will turn many of the sons of israel to the Lord their God and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children.  Luke 1:16-17. Pope Francis: The primary reason for evangelising is the love of Jesus which we have received. If we do not feel an intense desire to share this love, we need to pray insistently that he will once more touch our cold hearts and shake up our lukewarm and superficial existence.  EG264     If there is no transcendent truth, then there is no sure principle for guaranteeing just relations between people.  Their self-interest as a class, group or nation would inevitably set them in opposition to one another,  The force of power takes over and each person tends to make full use of the means at his disposal to impose his own interests or own opinion with no regard for the rights of others.   FT273.  ACTION AND PRAYER.  What kind of model is John the Baptist for any of us?