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Our Gospel Values


Nine Gospel Values encouraged at St Chad’s


Compassion, kindness, service of neighbour

“When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her.” (7:13), Good Samaritan (10:36)

 Gentleness, love and friendship

“If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also.” (6:29) Samaritan Village (9:54)

Justice, fairness and equality

“And will not God grant justice…” (18: 7) The Parable of the Ten Pounds (19: 11-26)

Integrity, honesty, truth-telling –

“You will be brought before kings and governors because of my name. This will give you an opportunity to testify.” (21: 12-13) “Now you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup” (11:39)

Simplicity, non-attachment to wealth, live simply

“You cannot serve God and wealth.” (16:13), “Do not worry about your life.” (12:22)

Humility, Trust in God

“God be merciful to me a sinner.” (18:13) “I am among you as one who serves.” (22:27)

Love, generosity, magnanimity

“Love your enemies.” (6:27), “This is my body given for you.” (21:19)

Forgiveness, reconciliation

“Her sins, which were many, have been forgiven.” (7:47) “Father, forgive them…” (23:24)

Hope, resilience, perseverance

“Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” (24:52)