St Philip Evans Profile Virtues
This term we are focussing upon the virtues generous and grateful. We are thinking about the ways we can live out the gospel message each day, in our actions, thoughts and words.
Before we reflect or pray, discern or make a decision, begin a new day, or embark on anything important, we are asked to remember everything that we have to be grateful for.
We do this throughout our daily prayer, meditation and examen.
Grateful for our own gifts, for the gift of other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with our gifts, becoming men and women for others.
As we become more practised at being grateful, we realize just how gifted and blessed we are, often without really deserving it. Out of this growing realization comes a powerful desire to be generous, “to give and not to count the cost.” Generosity is the natural consequence of the practice of gratitude.
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We have also been thinking about those we are thankful for in our current Come and See topic, People. As part of this context we have been learning about the important people in our lives we must be thankful for, aswell as the members of Jesus' family who played an important part in his past.
Prayer and Reflection
Father, creator of all,
you ‘ordered the earth’ to bring forth life
and crowned its goodness by
creating family life.
Teach us the beauty of human love,
show us the value of family life
and help us to live in peace