We began our RE lesson by learning how priests, brothers and sisters live their commitment to following Jesus – their vocation, in a particular way and all Christians are committed to following Jesus whatever their vocation or way of life is.
Blessed John Henry Newman wrote a special reflection which applies to everyone’s vocation:
God has created me to do Him some definite service.
He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission…
He has not created me for nothing. I shall do good.
I shall do His work. Therefore I will trust Him whatever I do, wherever I am. I cannot be thrown away.
If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain.
He knows what He is about.
The children then researched the life of John Henry Newman. They found out who he was, what he did and how his belief shaped his life.