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Serving your community
Jesus calls us to serve our neighbour, in doing so we are serving Jesus in others. "... For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ ... ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’" Matthew 25: 35-36, 40
There are plenty of opportunities to serve Jesus in your neighbour and there is always a great need for extra help. Have a look at the options of service within your Parish community and pray about where God may be calling you to help. If you aren’t sure which service is the right one for you, just get in touch via the form at the bottom of the page.
"Each one of them is Jesus in disguise."
St Teresa of Calcutta
The Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee have the same influx of water. The Sea of Galilee teems with life and flourishes but nothing lives in the Dead Sea. The Sea of Galilee has many outlets, its water supplies life to towns and cities. However, the Dead Sea has no outlets so the water becomes stagnant and nothing can live.
The Spiritual Life is like this analogy. Our Faith is supposed to be lived out. God pours out his grace on you and it fills you, but it isn’t supposed to stop there. The grace received is meant to flow out of you and into the lives of others. As you allow grace to move from you to others, you are filled with more grace. St John Paul 2nd called this the Law of the Gift – your being increases in the measure you give it away. You find yourself filled evermore with God’s grace, peace, joy etc. as you give it to others.