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The Catholic Daughters Court 1173 are pleased to announce Kherington McLoud won first place in the 4th and 5th grade division at the State competition for her essay. Her essay (see below) will now go on to the National competition to be judged by the Catholic Daughters.
“Here I am Lord, I Come to do Your Will”
“Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.” This means that wherever you are, whatever it is you are doing, you should try to be like Jesus. I try to be Christ-like in school, at home, in my community, and at Church.
In school, I respect everyone. Once, a student struggled when called on to answer a question, and somebody laughed, which caused others to laugh as well. It wasn’t nice or fair, and definitely not something that Jesus would do. I asked them to stop. “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.”
There are many ways to help the community. One way I enjoy helping is by doing fundraisers. Once, we were raising money to build a new bridge on the Outlet Trail. I signed up and paid money to be in a coloring contest. We raised enough money to build the bridge. It is very important to work with your community, to make it safe and welcoming to all who live there and visit. “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.”
At home, I pray to God every night before bed to thank him for a wonderful day. Once, I stayed up until twelve o’clock to see the ball drop on New Year’s Eve, and I still prayed before going to bed. You can talk to the Lord about anything. You can even thank him for just being alive! Everything on this Earth is a blessing. You should do your best everywhere you go, in anything you do! Of course sometimes you’ll make mistakes, because everyone does, but just ask the Lord for forgiveness. “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.”
In Church, I sing all the songs and receive the Eucharist. God gave us everything he has, and we give him only one hour a week. We should make sure that it counts! Instead of just watching Mass and going to it, you should take part in it. You should get Communion if you can. Maybe you can be an altar server! You could ask your priest if he has anyone to present him with the Gifts or Eucharist. I am an altar server. That means I serve the priest before, during, and after masses. On Good Friday, it can also mean carrying the incense. Incense is like ash or smoke that is carried through the church while the priest tosses it all around in the air. It has a very strong smell to it. But it is easy to ignore the smell when you remember that you’re doing it for God. “Here I am Lord, I come to do your will.”
Remember to always do what God would want you to do. Always do what Jesus expects you to do. The Holy Spirit will always guide you. “Here I am Lord, I will always try to do your will.”
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