Great Generation

Great Generation
Think to yourself... do you know someone you think is great? What makes them great?
Spend a moment thinking about this person, thanking God for making them, and for
their influence in your life.
Father God, I thank you for today. I thank
you that I have a home, a family, friends, an
education, health, and hope! Bless me in all I
go through today. Be with me as I share your
light with those around me. Amen
The greatness of the man is not in how much
wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and ability to affect those around him positively
– Bob Marley
"Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is
not natural. It is man-made and it can be
overcome and eradicated by the actions
of human beings... Recognise that the
world is hungry for action, not words. Act
with courage and vision... Overcoming
poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is
an act of justice. It is the protection of a
fundamental human right, the right to
dignity and a decent life. While poverty
persists, there is no true freedom.
Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great
generation. Let your greatness blossom. Of course the task will not be easy. But not
to do this would be a crime against humanity, against which I ask all humanity now to
rise up.” – Nelson Mandela, 2005
A grateful heart is the beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a
foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment,
happiness, love, and well-being. James E. Faust
Spent a moment thinking about all the blessings you have in your life. Write them down
in the shape of a love heart or think in silence. Offer your gratefulness to God in a
moment of prayer.
The first letter of St Paul to Timothy (4:12-16)
Do not let people disregard you because you are
young, but be an example to all the believers in the
way you speak and behave, and in your love, your
faith and your purity. Make use of the time until I
arrive by reading to the people, preaching and
teaching. You have in you a spiritual gift which was
given to you when the prophets spoke and the body
of elders laid their hands on you; do not let it lie
unused. Think hard about this, and put it into
practice; and everyone will be able to see how you
are advancing. Take great care about what you do
and what you teach; always do this, and in this way you will save both yourself and those
who listen to you.
What does it mean to be great?
1. Unusually or comparatively large in size or dimensions
2. Large in number; numerous
3. Unusual or considerable in degree, power, intensity, etc.
4. Wonderful; first-rate; very good
5. Being such in an extreme or notable degree
6. Notable; remarkable; exceptionally outstanding
7. Important; highly significant or consequential
8. Distinguished; famous
9. Of noble or lofty character
10. Of high rank, official position, or social standing
11. Much in use or favour
12. Of extraordinary powers; having
unusual merit; very admirable
13. Skillful; expert
How many of the above points can you see in
yourself? Do you have confidence that God
made you to be great? Think about the day
ahead and ask the Holy Spirit for the chance
to rise to the challenge of being great, with
God’s power.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We
are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
Wilma Rudolph
What do you think about the following quote by William
Shakespeare? Some are born great, some achieve
greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. –
Do you think this is true? Do you believe that people can
have greatness thrust upon them? Are we doing as we can
as a school to empower you to be great? Are you doing all
you can?
Creator God, you made the earth and all that is in
it. You made, you know me, you love me.
How great is our God
Holy Spirit, be the air I breathe, the energy I
want and the strength I need to be great!
How great is our God
Jesus Christ, you call us to live a life of love,
justice, peace, and service.
May we follow your example
How great is our God
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been
given to you
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance,
praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
- attributed to St. Thérèse of Lisieux and St. Theresa of Avila