July 2. The Biblical students in the group explained how the prophet Amos is one of the prophets of justice. “He was a simple shepherd but when the need arose he was called by God to warn the people that their transgressions of abusing the poor and living immoral lives would not be excused. God’s punishment would be stronger and swifter than man’s. In a family too if any of the members have been taught and warned and if they still disobey,  parents and elders have a right to punish those who disobey.” “But you can ask, if that is the example they get from society around them?”

Reflect, share, scripture:  Hear this word that the Lord has spoken, O Israel which I brought up out of Egypt. “You only have I known of all the families of the earth, therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities. Amos 3:1-8.   Pope Francis: Many people can testify that they owe their initiation into the Christian life to their grandparents.  Their words, affection or simply their presence help children to realise that history did not begin with them and that they need to respect all that came before them.   AL 192.   ACTION AND PRAYER.   Consider the needs of all the elderly in the family, not only grandparents.  Are they exploited or abused by others.