A+ For America
By Phillip Williams | St. Joseph’s Catholic School | Greenville
Catholic Schools Week is a really good thing at school. We do activities through the whole week. While this week is for having fun, you also need to take some time to pray. I am going to discuss three topics: respecting, loving, and caring for others; the 10 Commandments; and spreading the good news around your community.
You can respect, love, and care for many at the same time. When you walk through the halls at school and see a student, teacher, or parent, you can say good morning or good afternoon. That can be a sign of caring for someone, loving one another, and respecting that person. Sometimes respecting, loving, and caring for others can be the hardest thing in your everyday life. Like for an example, you might not like your enemy, but deep down inside your heart you love that person.
The 10 Commandments are also important in everyday life. They are the church laws. You have to respect, care, and love the Commandments. The Commandments do not lie and the three Great Commandments are probably some of the hardest to follow. There’s not really a lot to say about the Commandments, but you MUST follow them. Same with the New Testament Commandments (known as the Beatitudes) — you have to follow them. With the Old Testament Commandments it really doesn’t tell you what to do. Instead they basically tell you what’s going to happen.
The last but not least topic is how spreading the good news can be the easiest thing to do. It doesn’t have to take any time and it’s simple. One way you can spread the good news is by being good to others. Following the Golden Rule, which is to treat others the way you would want to be treated. I really don’t expect people these days to walk up to someone and say “Jesus rose from the Dead” on Easter, but at least do something kind to one another. Actions Speak Louder Than Words!
If you do all that in today’s world there would be no violence, no stealing, and plenty more. That would make the world a perfect Utopia. If you follow the 10 Commandments that would be great, if you spread the good news that would be good, and if you love, care, and respect others that would be great. Do all that and the world would be a better community, and that’s what A+ for America means to me.