St Thomas More Catholic High School

Wednesday Word – 18th October 2017


We should all practice an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ ‘What are you grateful for today? Probably that it’s nearly half term…! But what else? It might be different for everyone in the room.
Think of three things you are grateful for….
If you need money to pay for your clothes, or food or a school trip, who would you ask? We could certainly say thank-you God for putting those people in our lives.
Today’s Gospel teaches us the ultimately it’s God we should be most grateful to.

“Some of the leaders of the people tried to trap Jesus and get him into trouble. So they sent some of their followers who said to him, “Teacher, we know that you are an honest man and teach God’s way with honesty. We also know that you are not afraid of anybody: someone’s rank means nothing to you. Then they asked him, “Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar, the Emperor?” Knowing what they were up to, Jesus said, “Why are you trying to trap me? Show me the coin you use to pay taxes.” They handed him a coin. He said to them, “Whose head is on this coin, and whose name?” “Caesar’s,” they replied. “So then,” he said to them “give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what belongs to God.”

Taken from the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 22: verses 15-21

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Grateful – by Elevation Music

Heavenly Father, we thank you for blessing us in so many ways. Help us to be always grateful to you and show our gratitude by being caring and thoughtful to those around us at home, and at school.