• Responds to others with compassion and sensitivity
  • Engages in actions to protect the ecology
  • Devotes time and energy to acts of social service
  • Devotes time and energy to promoting social justice
  • Devotes time and energy to promoting world peace

“It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.” (Mother Teresa)


Jesus commanded his followers, “Love one another as I have loved you.” When we find ourselves in situations where this commandment is easier said than done, our Christian faith spurs us to see God in everyone and respond accordingly. Although we are busy with the self-imposed priorities in our own life, we find that prioritizing the needs of others, including the needs of our planet, helps us to live God’s commandments. Once we start acting for

others, it does not become a hardship to promote the rights of others or perform acts of stewardship to preserve our planet.

We can show our love for one another as commanded by Jesus Christ by assisting at local food shelters, rebuilding homes lost through natural disasters or advocating for persons incarcerated without due process. Through these small, local measures we can contribute to a more peaceful and just world – a place where the will of God is done on earth as it is in heaven.


  • How do your actions represent your beliefs about social justice?
  • Name some ways that you have served others.  How might you add to that list?
  • How might you promote world peace locally, nationally and globally?
  • Think of a time when someone reached out to you with compassion and sensitivity.  How might you do the same for another person?


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