This week it was my turn to do the bible reading. I chose a passage about how to help people. I hope you can find some inspiration from it.
Good morning. Today’s bible reading is Matthew 9:10-13
10 While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
12 On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’[a] For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
In this story, Jesus shows us the best way to help people. Of course, it may be more comfortable for him to eat dinner with his friends, but his friends do not need his help. Jesus chooses to eat with the people who need his lessons the most.
Also, by doing so, Jesus is also acting as a role model for others. When people see his example of teaching, they can learn and understand his message.
In this way, at school, challenge yourself to help people who need it most. Of course, it is easy to help your friends. But, helping someone you don’t know might be more important. Do not help people to make yourself feel good, help people who need you the most, even if it makes you feel less comfortable.
If many people do this, they will be role models everyone can follow. We are all responsible for making school a good place for everyone. So, ask yourself, are you a doctor for the healthy, or a doctor for the sick?
Have a good Sunday and holiday Monday!