In the last few weeks, we have been thinking about our individual relationships with Jesus.
In Reception, we looked at the story of when Jesus welcomed the children and they thought about their own relationship with him: Zane said, ‘Jesus makes me smile’. While Rebecca said, ‘Jesus is always here if I need him.’
Further up the school we have been looking at our relationship with Jesus and how it grows through the Mass; the sharing of Jesus’ special meal, the Eucharist. In Year 4, we have looked at how we ask forgiveness of Jesus within the mass in order to become closer to Him.
On Monday, children who have made their First Communion, will have the opportunity to make our own personal confessions in the Sacrament of Reconciliation so that we are healed and forgiven by Him.
The children have also recognised that their bond is deepened with Jesus following his message of bringing ‘Good News to the poor’; helping those who are less fortunate across the world reflects his message of kindness and love.
Yesterday, we celebrated the feast of St Patrick, one of our House Saints and the patron Saint of Ireland. He had a deep and powerful relationship with Jesus.
‘Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger’.
His words echo that our relationship with Jesus are equally forged with those we know and those we don’t.
Our own personal connection with Jesus can be enhanced by our communication through prayer. Here is a beautiful example posted on the reflection area by Louisa:
We pray for those who cannot afford a home; we pray for those who have sacrificed things to help others; and those who are living with conflict. We pray for those who had to travel miles to flee from their country.
Lord in your mercy