From The Head Teacher’s Desk
Our Virtue/ Value FOCUS for this week is:
GENEROSITY-the work of CAFOD
Thought for the week:
Being Generous… Is Being Unselfish
"Like humility, which we learn from Jesus and his approach to life indicating how we should treat others as Christians; true generosity comes from seeing that everything we have and everything we accomplish comes from God's unconditional Generosity, Grace and Love for all of us. This is directly applicable to the strict African philosophical understanding of how we should live- emulating Jesus’ generosity of spirit or “Ubuntu” (a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity"). It is often also translated as ‘exercising humanity towards others’, but is often used in a deeper philosophical sense to mean ‘the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity’.
Our humility and generosity therefore must also come from realizing that we could not be alive, nor could we accomplish anything, without the support, love, and generosity of all the people who have helped us to become the people we are today. Certainly it is from experiencing this generosity of God and the generosity of those in our life towards us, that we should learn gratitude and how to be generous to others."
Bishop Desmond Tutu
Challenge for the week: Matthew 6 vs 1-4