In this week’s liturgy, Mrs Beer introduced the children to the word “Youth”. Youth usually means young people – just like the children at school, but Mrs Beer also pointed out that anyone can be youthful – full of the energy, imagination and vibrancy of the young!
We heard this:
A Reading from the book of Ecclesiasticus
Young people, enjoy your youth. Be happy while you are still young. Do what you want to do, and follow your heart’s desire. But remember that God is going to judge you for whatever you do.
So, we must channel the youthful energy we have into doing God’s work in order to make the world around us a better place.
Mrs Beer showed us three pictures:
The children quickly recognised Greta Thunberg (picture left) as an environmentalist, fighting against climate change.
They also recognised Malala Yousafzai (pictured top) who has campaigned tirelessly for the rights of girls and women to be educated.
The bottom right image is of Jack Andraka who, at the age of just 15, developed a technique of detecting some forms of cancer.
All three of these individuals show us just what youthful energy can achieve when properly channelled. They have literally changed the world.
Mrs Beer explained that these children had done massive things, but everyone can do something to make the world around them better.
The children came up with these ideas:
- Copying the example of Marcus in Year 5 by litter-picking
- Encouraging our parents to walk, cycle or scoot to school instead of driving
- Feeding the poor by donating to the foodbank
Don’t forget to tell us in the comments below how you have achieved this week’s mission.