The word ‘Friend’ has changed it’s meaning quite a lot recently.

A ‘friend’ can simply be someone you’re connected to online and who you may have never met or

spoken to!

Think this week about what real friendship is.

How can you be a good friend and who are the friends that matter most to you?

Notices

Year 11 Briars Meeting – THIS WEDNESDAY LUNCH 1PM RE2

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

How will you be a good friend this week?

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

John 15:12-14

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you.”

Jesus knew that frienship was important.  He had twelve great friends, the disciples. What qualities do you think make for a good friend? Comment below. 🙂

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

True friends don’t expect anything in return for your friendship. They like you for who you are and they expect the same in return. Friends offer an excellent way to get rid of stress and depression. The company of our friends makes us forget our sorrows and any unwanted pressure. Plus, we can openly ask our friends for suggestions on how to solve our personal problems and they would be glad to help us out.

What a friend we have in Jesus!  If only we would let him in.  We can talk to Jesus through prayer.

What do you think would be the benefits to relying on Jesus and laying our burdens at his feet? Comment below 🙂

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

True frienship is when a person wants the best for you, wants you to succeed, wants to help you through the difficult times and will support you through difficult decisions.

Sometimes, people pretend to be your friend for many different reasons…

What advice would you give someone who felt like their friends were treating them badly.  Remember that we are Christians and try to resolve every situation in a loving way. Leave your thougths below 🙂

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

We welcome Joe Hopkins – lead lay chaplain for the Ralph Sherwin Trust, to read our Gospel this week.

 

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

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