I have previously shared that our school has implemented a new, biblical-based, friendship curriculum this year. The theme for this month is “love at all times,” which is rooted in 1 John 3:18: “Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show truth by our actions.” This theme blends so beautifully with the feast of Christ the King, that we celebrate this weekend.
Reflecting on this feast, Pope Benedict XVI said: “If we put into practice our love for our neighbor, according to the Gospel message, we then pave the way for the lordship of God, and his kingdom is realized by means of us.” At school, we are working hard every day to help kids learn that love is not just a feeling, but it is an action. Whether it is our friendships, our coworking relationships, or our family relationships, love is in action.
God calls us to love at all times. We know and believe that, and we can only instill that in our children and in our community by working together. Through mutual support, we can create a culture here at St. John the Baptist that seeks to bring about the Kingdom of God and not just to prepare a feast of Thanksgiving this week, but rather to join him at his banquet, one day in heaven.
Lord, I invite You, today, to come reign in my heart. I give You complete control of my life. You are my Lord and my King. I love You and want to live in accord with Your perfect and holy will. Jesus, I trust in You.