June 25. Bernadette thought to herself,  “Much of what the church is teaching us seems to be kind of negative, “don’t do this, or look at the problem side.” When I was confirmed I decided to put a different message on my wall in my room, and also on my facebook wall. The Golden Rule is, WHATEVER YOU WISH THAT PEOPLE WOULD DO TO YOU, BE THE FIRST TO DO IT FOR THEM.” It has been my motto for 5 years now.  Once in matric when I was with a group who wanted to go drinking during break, George stopped me. He knew I wasn’t that kind of girl but was just trying to keep up with the rest. I got the message.   

Reflect, share, scripture: Whatever you wish that people would do to you, do so for them, for this is the law and the prophets. Enter by the narrow gate for the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.  The gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life and those who find it are few.  Matt 7:12-14.  Pope Francis: A change in lifestyle is possible. We are always capable of going out of ourselves towards the other. Unless we do this, other creatures will not be recognised for their true worth; we are unconcerned about caring for things for the sake of others; we fail to set limits on ourselves in order to avoid the suffering of others or the deterioration of our surroundings.  LS 208.  ACTION AND PRAYER.   What slogans, quotes or sayings are a meaningful standby for you? Check out ttps://marfam.org.za/2024/06/25/eco-friendly-families/