For prayer at the recent Nativity Annual General Meeting, I shared a favourite Bible passage of mine, which asks us, “What does God want from us?
You say, “What can I bring with me
when I come before the Lord?
What can I bring
when I bow before God on high?
Should I come before the Lord with burnt offerings,
with year-old calves?
Will the Lord be pleased with 1,000 male sheep?
Will he be pleased with 10,000 rivers of oil?
Should I give my first child for the evil I have done?
Should I give my very own child for my sin?”
The Lord has told you what is good.
He has told you what he wants from you:
Do what is right to other people.
Love being kind to others.
And live humbly, trusting your God.
Micah 6: 6-8
International Children’s Bible
What does God want of us, here in Australia?
Some of our Early Years students have answered this question and you can see some of their responses on our website. These will also be sent to the bishops via the Plenary Council website. But… you too, can have a say!
In 2020, a Plenary Council will meet to discuss the question, “What is God asking of the church in Australia?” This is a formal meeting of the bishops and other representatives of all the dioceses in Australia. Although any decisions made will be voted by the bishops, this will take place after they have heard from people around Australia.
This is where you come in. You have the opportunity to set the Plenary Council agenda! Your voice is needed – join in!
You can have your say. Log onto http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/resources/have-your-say/ and follow the prompts. You do not have to be Catholic to be involved. The bishops want to hear from as many people from all walks of life, as they can. So far, over 10,000 people have added their voice to the discussion. The survey takes only about 10 minutes and there is ample opportunity to voice your opinions on any topic.
I urge you to have your say!
The Micah reading speaks of acting justly, loving being kind and being humble. Lent will commence very soon on Ash Wednesday, 6 March. Our students will be focussing on how they can strive to be all three of these things during Lent and beyond.
If I cannot be brilliant, let me be kind.
If I cannot change the world, let me inspire just one other to do so.
If I cannot give away riches, let me be loving.
Let me be known for kindness, for it is the greatest glory.
Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission