Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am
with you always, to the very end of the age.”
When asked what the worst part about being a principal is, I suspect many of my fellow principals would join me in saying, ‘The paperwork!’ I’m pretty sure the students know when I’ve got a large pile to work through as they’ll see an increase in my wandering around classes, seeing what students across the school are getting up to, desperately looking for a reason to not get back to that ever present pile! But try as I might, I cannot escape my duties as a Principal. There are less-than exciting parts of my job that need to be done in order for our school to run smoothly and for students to receive the blessings of a great education.
Being a disciple of Jesus, means to be one that follows his example. Some Christians make this concept far complicated than it needs to be. Put simply, Christians are people that follow Christ and seek to share his teachings with the world.
World affairs this week again highlight that Christ’s message of love, care and compassion to all nations, is one that is sorely needed. Christ’s command written above reminds us to not just be a people who talk about doing the right thing, but to show the world who we are by doing the right thing. My grandmother would often remind me ‘What is popular is not always right, and what is right is not always popular’.
May our community seek to support the young people in our care, to be like Christ, and to seek to share his message of peace, love and mercy with everyone. For in doing so, they become disciples of our Lord. Just like paperwork, this job may not be present, but it needs to be done so that the world may become just a little better each day. This is often not the popular choice, but it is the right one.