‘For where two or three meet in my name, I shall be there with them’ (Matthew 18:15-20). When we meet to pray, we come together as one family and Jesus joins us in our prayer. To have a good relationship with God means we must become a truly loving and caring person as part of a loving and caring community of people united in Christ. As a community we have a responsibility for each other's wellbeing. During COVID, it has been hard for some families to meet together in person. But fortunately, many of us have still been able to meet together through other means. However we meet people, in person or virtually, whether it’s to pray, to learn, to sing, or to talk, or to do something else together, if we invite Jesus in, then he will be with us, listening to us and guiding us.
This week at Holy Spirit, we value humility. Humility is the quality of having a modest or low view of our own importance. It is the ability to be humble, to take care of others and not putting yourself first. This week, we pray that our students show humility by: being silent, being in control, serving others happily, learning from mistakes and having a gentle heart. We are continually reminding student’s to think before they act and to always act when there is a need and what better way to do this than with humility.
“Humility is the mother of all virtues; purity, charity and obedience. It is in being humble that our love becomes real, devoted and ardent. If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are. If you are blamed you will not be discouraged. If they call you a saint you will not put yourself on a pedestal.” —Saint Teresa of Calcutta
This Sunday, our second group of students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and First Eucharist with the Holy Spirit Parish. Please keep those students in your prayers at this very special time.