The Making Jesus Real program is centred around the belief that we are the image of Jesus to all those people around us. We are His representatives, and our actions should reflect His values. Jesus also commented that we are part of his family and that the ways we treat others should be reflective of how we would treat Jesus.
'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' - Matthew 25: 40
The program is aligned with Religious Education programs and Values Education programs throughout Australia. It calls on students 'to work for peace, justice and the promotion of the common good of society' (Good News for Living, 2005, p. 110). The National Framework for Values Education in Australian schools (2005) states that all schools should be 'ensuring values are incorporated into school policies and teaching programs across the key learning areas' (p. 3).
These include the values of:
These values also encourage students to do their best, treat others fairly, be responsible for their actions, follow principles of moral and ethical conduct and stand up for the rights of others (Paving the way to Values Education, 2005, p. 2). The Making Jesus Real program fully supports these values.
Our focus is for everyone to be a W.E.S.T person to help achieve this. We have five things to do each week to help us be more like Jesus.
– Good Morning Monday – Thanking Tuesday – Winking Wednesday –
– Thumbs Up Thursday – High Five Friday –