Posted by mcguirp | Posted in St. Greg This week | Posted on September 8, 2012
here we go again!
Something for us to reflect on in the week to come. As Christians, we are called to be compassionate first. We are blessed with the opportunity to do this every day with the children and parents we deal with. Our true measure of our Catholicity is our compassion for others.
have a great week!
COMPASSIONATE ACTION – Richard Rohr
It seems to me that it is a minority that ever gets the true and full Gospel. We just keep worshiping Jesus and arguing over the exact right way to do it. The amazing thing is that Jesus never once says, “worship me!”, but he often says, “follow me” (e.g., Matthew 4:19).
Christianity is a lifestyle—a way of being in the world that is simple, non-violent, shared, inclusive, and loving. We made it, however, into a formal established religion, in order to avoid the demanding lifestyle itself. One could then be warlike, greedy, racist, selfish, and vain at the highest levels of the church, and still easily believe that Jesus is “my personal Lord and Savior.” The world has no time for such silliness anymore. The suffering on Earth is too great.
Adapted from the CAC Foundation Set: Gospel Call to Compassionate Action
(Bias from the Bottom) and Contemplative Prayer (CD, DVD, MP3)
Help me be compassionate in my action.
St. Greg’s this week:
Monday, September 10
Tuesday September 11
Paul out – AM
Wednesday, September 12
Open House BBQ
ST. GREGORY’S SCHOOL COUNCIL
WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO A
WELCOME BACK BBQ
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
5:30 – 6:30 (BBQ & Mingle)
6:30 – 8:00 (Open House) – opening address in gym – introduction of staff – visits to the classrooms
Thursday, September 13
Friday, September 14
really interesting infographic!