Catholics are called to serve one another, humbly and unselfishly. Jesus gave us an example when he washed the feet of his disciples (John 13:4-17). All in our Catholic Schools are called to serve the poor and the powerless – feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless. … (Mt. 25)
Service to others is one of the hallmarks of being a Christian. Service to others requires genuine humility to learn to truly listen to and be open to the ‘other’. The tradition of the Church encourages a process of See; Judge; Act.
The Church`s understanding of service is found in its teachings on Social Justice. This teaching offers a way of thinking, being and seeing the world. It provides a vision for a just society in which the dignity of all people is
- Recognition of Human Dignity
- A call to work for the common good of all;
- Subsidiarity, service to others also refers to areas of decision making
- Solidarity and humans are social by nature and depend on one another