Ask what would Jesus do, Bishop John tells school leavers’ service

The parable of the Good Samaritan was the theme of this year’s school leavers’ service at Brecon Cathedral.

There were hundreds of children from the diocese’s church schools at the event, which was led by Bishop John.

The parable was read, in English and Welsh, by pupils from Rhayader Church in Wales School.

In his address, Bishop John urged the children to think about WWJD – What would Jesus do – saying it is “one of the questions everyone should think about when he or she has a decision to make or a difficult path to take in life”.

“And the story of the Good Samaritan is one of the best known and familiar stories, and really challenges us to think about what would Jesus do,” he said.

Each pupil received a goody bag


Bishop John told the school leavers this is one of the most important messages they can take with them when they move on.

“When things go wrong, when things are challenging, when you someone you may not like but they need help, WWJD – what would Jesus do?”

The children were presented with goody bags and, following the service, had a tour of the cathedral and took part in workshops.