If we are really determined to do something, even though it might be difficult, then we can succeed. It is not easy to live as a Christian. In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus gives examples where wise men and leaders think about the ‘cost’ of their actions before they actually proceed with a decision. For us this means he wants us to think carefully about what is expected of us if we are to be his disciples: to love one another; to keep God’s rules; to be kind and forgiving and all the other qualities of being truly Christian.
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
Clergy Foundation Appeal
Thank you to those families for your generosity and support of last week’s annual Clergy Foundation Appeal. The Clergy Foundation currently support six retired Priests in the Townsville Diocese and they thank you for your support. Your donations will allow the Diocese to provide for a basic lifestyle for these Priests who have ministered across the Diocese over many years and some still do. You can still donate by collecting an envelope from the Parish Office or contact the Diocesan Office.