Educating for the Lived Gospel #210

Jesus said, ‘anyone who comes to me I will never drive away’ (John 6:37)

Such wonderfully comforting words are a solace for those who are emerging from a difficult time. Such is grace – we do not earn it – yet we are bathed in it. We may be admitting fault for an earlier indiscretion – looking to make things right. Maybe we have stepped away from our faith or have felt separated in some way. The door is never closed – let’s know that we are valued and loved.

And so it is with the young people in our care. The God that loved each of us into life, invites us to draw closer. In the silence of the heart of each young person who prays to draw closer to God, they are welcomed, valued and loved. There are no conditions, no entrance fee – just grace, abundantly unearned grace. Grace that wraps around us and says to each of us: “I love you as you are”.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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