Friday 17th February: The Charity of God

The theme of this school week is: Charity.

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

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Reflection

This week we have been reflecting on how charity is really love in action, and making that choice to love despite our feelings.

St Pope John Paul II said, “What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless.”.

This is the source of our love, of our charity. The love of God, the love of Jesus.

We cannot love our neighbor without loving God first. If you hate your neighbor then you hate God because God is in your neighbor. Choose to LOVE them because all people long to be noticed, accepted, and loved. It is also important to recognize that we can not love each other without first spending time with Jesus because otherwise we do not know what real love is (that is why prayer is important). We can not create the feeling of love because it is a gift from God.

Spend a moment in quiet now, and in the silence of your hearts ask God to show you His love.

Prayer

Our Father who art in Heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come
Thy will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St Joseph pray for us

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.