Identity

This week we celebrate the patron saint of England – St George. His flag and his story are part of our national identity but how much do we actually know about him? For a start he wasn’t from England! He was believed to be from Turkish or Greek decent and he died refusing to denounce his faith. Whenever we celebrate St George’s day it challenges to think about who we really are as citizens of this country and what we stand up for in our lives. Think about the things that give you your identity and what really makes you who you are.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

What is it important for others to know about your identity?

Is helping those that are in need part of what people recognise about your identity?

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We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

There are lots of stories in the news at the moment about people who are having their identity questioned and who are being challenged to prove their identity.

Watch this video and think about how you would feel if your identity was questioned.

How does our faith influence the way we respond to the challenges that the windrush generation are facing to their identity?

How does our identity affect our feeling of belonging?

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

Reflect on the questions posed in this video.

What are the most important influences on your identity?

Over the next few years you will make decisions that shape your future identity, what will be the most important factors for you in making those decisions? Faith? Family? Friends? Money? Happiness?

Lord, help us to understand our identity and the purpose for which you created us. Amen.

 

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time to listen to a reading of Sunday’s Gospel to help us reflect on what God is saying to us.

This week’s Gospel helps us to understand Jesus’ identity as the Good Shepherd who takes care of us, his flock, and will protect us from all danger.

John 10:14

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

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