Week Beginning 20th November 2017
This week's theme: Responsibility and Commitment
Jesus said: Here is a simple rule for your behaviour: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them. Why would you expect a reward if you only help those who help you?
What rule does Jesus offer as a model for behaving responsibly? Are you prepared to try it this week? Why might it be difficult? Do you only help others because of the reward it may bring? Why/why not?
Jesus said: Don’t pick on people or jump on their failures, criticize their faults — unless, of course, you want the same treatment. Be easy on people; you’ll find life a lot easier.
In other words, irresponsible people eventually get what they deserve. Why is this important? Does your experience bear this out? Are you easy going? How can you change for the better?
Our prayer for the week
Give me, O God, a sense of responsibility and commitment: to my parents, that I may do something to try to repay them for all the love and the care they have given to me; to my teachers, so that all their patient teaching of me may not be for nothing; to my friends, so that I may never disappoint them; to those who have gone before me, so that I may never forget what my freedom and liberty cost; to the world, so that I may put into life more than I take out; to myself, so that I may never waste the gifts and talents which you have given to me; to You, so that I may always remember that You love me and gave yourself for me. Help me remember what I have received, and to use what I have to make what I ought out of this life of mine, which cost so much and is so precious to you. Amen.
The School Prayer