We had a lovely College assembly on Monday where our Year 12 students prayed for and gave each of our Prep students their St Andrews Christian College badge – which declares Glory to God.
The assembly was a beautiful display of community and an example of how our older students model and care for our younger students.
Also at the assembly we had a parent as our guest speaker – Mr Sebastian Simon. Sebastian is a chef and he shared with us all how he lives his faith in the difficult world of being a chef and training others.
Sebastian also shared with us his special project for this year. That is, to do a random act of kindness (RAOK) every day throughout 2017.
He is using the gift of cooking that God has given him to spread kindness throughout Melbourne by cooking a meal for a different family every day of the year.
Sebastian shared that “spreading God’s marvellous grace through kindness, has brought so much joy in my life.”
I then challenged all of us here at St Andrews Christian College to do a RAOK every day. Imagine what we would be like as a community if all staff, students and parents undertake doing a RAOK every day? It would be a taste of heaven!
It is easy to be kind and generous to those who are nice to us, but to give in some way to a stranger or to someone who is difficult or mean to us is hard and nearly impossible. But with Jesus and in His strength, not ours, we can do it.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6:27-28)
Being kind to each other is a command for all of us to follow, and when it is too tough to be kind, especially when someone is mean to us – that is when we call on Jesus to help us and give us the love to pass on in whatever way it is required.
Have a wonderful BREAK and EASTER!
May we all spend time to reflect on all that Jesus has done for us and deeply know how much He loves us.