Values and Virtues
This half term's Value and Virtue is: Intentional and Prophetic
An intentional person is someone who lives deliberately; someone who builds up their own worldview and then tries to live by it.
The busy-ness of life can sometimes feel overwhelming: demands made by schoolwork and examinations, the many activities to which your parents ferry you, peer pressure and social media, and just growing up and finding their place in an increasingly complex and fractured world.
Living intentionally is not about stepping away from the world but is rather about trying to achieve a balance where you know what is important for you and what you want to spend your time and energies doing.
Intentional living is about the choices I make and the ethical code I live by. But this can have a positive impact on others if I share it.
Being prophetic is about being seen to do good and about speaking out for what is right. Good news is only good news if it is announced.
Being prophetic isn’t about telling the future; it is about living out God’s future for me today.
Christ calls us in a different direction to a life characterized by compassion, faith, hope and, above all, love. Trying to live in an intentional and prophetic way is what ultimately makes us human.