Monday, October 14, 2013

Our actions hurt or please God: Daily Mass Homily--Friday, October 11th, 2013 (St. John's School Mass)

        “Whoever is not with me is against me.”  In this teaching Jesus shows us that every choice we make—whether for good or bad—are done for or against him.
            Our teachers work hard to teach you how to behave well in school.  These words of Jesus should be good motivation to show love and respect to your classmates, teachers and other school staff.  When you talk back, act disrespectfully, gossip or fight, you are not only hurting someone here at school but also God.
            On the other hand, when you do something well you are not just pleasing others at school—God is pleased too.  We are beginning a school-wide campaign this fall.  Your good deeds will be rewarded with a heart, and these hearts will be displayed around the school.  These are to help you learn that good deeds (and bad) are not missed.
            In all that we do we pray that we may always be with Jesus and not against him.  May our behavior at school reflect this important reality.

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