The Lord Jesus calls us to journey with him in faith and love, our lives bearing results that reflect his peace.
The branches have the leaves, flowers and fruit, but if they are not firmly attached to the vine, they are dead. Without the vine, the branches dry out and fall apart. It is the same with us. It is through the Lord Jesus that we have life, love and the ability to share these with others. It is through him that our work becomes fruitful, our lives have purpose and our love is enduring.
Love, virtue and service are characteristics of healthy Christian relationships. Who has been an important example of this for you? What must we do to ‘stay connected’ with others? What is one simple thing you could do this week to strengthen one connection? What do people have to have in common with you so you can continue to understand each other?
Catholic Education Week
This week, with the theme ‘Exploring Paths of Joy’, we celebrate the unique identity and distinctive contributions of Catholic education, which invites students and staff to love and serve one another in imitation of Christ. Our faith emphasizes the belief that all people are made in the image of God and that Jesus shows us the fullest expression of God’s image alive in each of us. Our schools foster excellence, faith and living to our fullest potential as signs of God’s love.
We take the time this week to thank all educators, parents and staff who have contributed to this legacy over the years. We ask the Lord to continue to bless their work.
Living In Christ
Living in Christ can seem like an exotic idea, yet it is one of the most practical of realities. It is also the most complete and loving way to live. May all that we do truly be in his name so that we may bear fruit that will last, and in abundance.