Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain
Week Beginning 18 March 2019
This week's theme: Judgement
For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Matthew 7:2
Are you quick to judge others, their motives, their reasons? Why is that? Do you think that you are a good judge of character? Explain why/why not. What could make your judgement better?
Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7
Think of three people you know well. Do their faces reflect what they are really like? What about yours? What are you like inside? What would God see in your heart?
Prayer for this week
I lay down my self-imposed responsibility of judging the heart, motives, intentions, and actions of the people in my life. You have told us not to judge others, and I want to try my best not to. I am sorry for every time I have a critical and judgemental thought. You, Lord, have commanded me to walk in forgiveness and love, to rise above wrong doing, and to walk humbly with you. I choose that road today. I submit myself to your ways, choosing loving thoughts and actions, not condemning ones, choosing compassionate thoughts and actions not critical ones. Help me to look at myself first, to put myself right and not to judge others.
In Jesus’ Name.
The School Prayer
Help us through our duty to you
To love our neighbour,
To care for others,
To do our best for and in school,
To work for the common good of our community,
And to care for ourselves as we serve you.