I was recently blessed by the 6th grade students to be a recipient of a “Doer Award” after chapel. It came as a complete surprise, and I treasured the kind and thoughtful words the 6th graders wrote in endorsing me for the award. I think my favorite was “thank you for hyping us up in the morning”. Yes, I am the Hype Master 🙂 The distribution of Doer Awards after chapel is always one of the highlights of my week because they invariably shine a light on the many different ways St. Luke’s students care for one another.
I’ve been thinking about all of our “doers” in the context of our theme for this school year “We are the Body” based on I Corinthians 12:12-27. Verse 25 in that passage says, “…that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.” Unfortunately, we live in a time where people seem a lot more interested in their “rights” than in their responsibilities to serve, care, and love others. People want to insist that no one can infringe on what they perceive to be their right to do…well, whatever. Followers of Jesus don’t create division by trumpeting their rights; instead, they spend their time focused on how they can sacrifice and give and provide care for others. I see examples every day of how all our “doers” at St. Luke’s look to the needs of those around them and seek to care and heal and unify the people of our school. Inspired by them, I’m going to rededicate myself to being an instrument of God’s care in the body of Christ.