Educating for the Lived Gospel #276

Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.’ (John 14:23)

Lent is designed to guide us towards being able to live the full life of Easter. As Christians we believe that the Father, Son and Spirit exist in a mutual indwelling of love. All of creation is caught up in this giving and receiving of love. Humanity has free will and so can choose to be faithful (or not) to God’s word that draws us towards love, compassion and respect. If we live in a loving way, we are our best selves and live in right relationships with others. Thus we are drawn into God’s very self – this is life to the full.

Young people, rightfully, are caught up in their own developmental project – yet are powerfully drawn towards social justice. Our task is to guide them by word and witness to see that the full life joins us together through right relationships, the living of justice, in a community of love.

Have a great week!

Patrick

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