Happy Easter and welcome to term 5. This term we are looking at the final of our school values … service.
People often assume that Christianity is all about following rules, but actually it’s more about service. Jesus demonstrated service in his life, washing his disciples feet, and the ultimate act of service through sacrifice in His crucifixion and resurrection.
We are called to serve God, how do we do that? We can serve God through serving others. The Parable of the sheep and the goats that Jesus told shows the kind of actions we should be doing. By helping the poor, the hungry, the ill, the prisoners we are helping Jesus and will be rewarded for doing so.
I think we can safely say that things have been very strange recently and yet we have seen so much service and kindness. Our road has a whatsapp group where people offer to get shopping for others; I have been collecting prescriptions for a friend who has been unable to get hers; the amount of people who have volunteered to help the NHS as well. It’s been phenomenal.
Service involves some sacrifice, a willingness to help others even though it may cost you something such as time.
So in this time of weirdness, how can you serve people in your household, people in your community, or keyworkers?