In today’s reading, we heard the story of the paralysed man. He went to see Jesus, but couldn’t get near him as he was on a stretcher and there were so many people in the house. His friends recognised that he needed help and lifted him onto the roof and made a hole in it so that they could lower their friend in to see Jesus. Jesus healed the man and he was able to walk out of the house. If his friends had not helped him, he would not have been healed.
In our lives, we need to recognise when people need help and to step in with that help. Sometimes, it takes more than just us in order to give the help needed – just as many hands were needed to lift the paralysed man onto the roof. In these cases, we need to be ready to ask others to help us.
Mrs Beer gave us the example of our Lent fundraising for CAFOD. A single £1 donation on its own makes little difference, but when combined with £1s from others, it can change lives. We raised £398 for CAFOD World Gifts this Lent. Among other things, this money will teach 3 children to read, provide 5 goats for milk and cheese and 3 vegetable gardens to provide a sustainable food source.
This week’s mission is to know when to ask for help for others and ourselves, whether in the classroom, playground or at home.
Let us know in the comments below how you have achieved this week’s mission.