Educating for the Lived Gospel #252

Whoever is not against us is for us. (Mark 9:40)

It is easy to fall into the trap of seeing the world – and especially the people in it – as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Our society can abound with such ‘binary’ thinking. When we reflect upon matters, we may realise that those ‘against us’ are quite small in number, however powerful they may seem at any given moment. Thus the vast majority are ‘for us’ – or at least not putting obstacles in our way.

What might this mean for the young people in our care? We can all feel overwhelmed by a difficult situation or ‘difficult people’. One meaning that young people can take from this passage is to realise that ‘difficult people’ are in the minority, take heart and not be weighed down by their difficult situations.

Have a great week!
Patrick

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