We worked with the Year 9 students from Our Lady Queen of Peace, looking at the theme of ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy’, this piece of scripture comes from Matthew 5:7. Throughout the day we looked at how we can show mercy to others in our lives… What happens when a relationship breaks down? Do we easily forgive others or hold onto a grudge? Do we reconcile with others? Before perhaps answering these questions we, challenged the young people to think about who they are… are they merciful to themselves? Faith reminds us that everyone is worth forgiving but more importantly faith allows us to forgive ourselves from the mistakes we have made.
Unfortunately, due to bad weather we could only spend one day with the young people instead of two. Yet, we are hoping in the future to work alongside the whole group again.