2006-2008 Spiritual Theme
Just then an expert in the law stood up to test Him, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?" "What is written in the law?" he asked him. "How do you read it?" He answered: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself." "You've answered correctly," Jesus told him. "Do this and you will live." But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbour?"
From the Parable of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:25-37
In today's society, we often do not know our neighbours very well. In Jesus' time, and in many cultures, neighbours were friends who looked out for each other, helping each other. With the Parable of The Good Samaritan, Jesus pushes our understanding of our neighbour even further. Our spiritual theme for the 2006-2008 school years "Who is My Neighbour?" challenged our school community to re-define "neighbour" by opening our hearts to a much deeper understanding. Our neighbours are the needy in our community, our world, the sick, the elderly, the homeless, the lonely. Jesus calls us to open our lives to all who need our love and care.