28 April 2017
← Identity - What are you doing for others?
Identity - What are you doing for others?
The story of Jesus at Easter is one of complete self-emptying – giving up his own dreams and desires in order to allow God’s dream to be true; ultimately this self-emptying brought forth new life in the reality of Easter. This is the belief of the Church at Easter and it is the call to each of us – the self-emptying that occurs in the love of our partner, the self-emptying of family life, the self-emptying of working for others.
This week we have remembered the ANZAC story, those men and women across the years who have given everything so that our nation can enjoy the freedom we take for granted. To me the commemorations of ANZAC always ask me that challenging question – ‘what am I doing to make the world a better place?’
Next week as a College community we celebrate the Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice, that humble man from Ireland who gave up everything he had in order to educate the poor and the marginalised, to reach out to the young men who were lost and to build up God’s kingdom.
These three events join together to ask of us the very important question – “Life’s most urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Dr Martin Luther King Jr.