MJR is centred on the belief that we are the image of Jesus to all those around us. We are his representatives and our actions should reflect his values. This book, My Friend Jesus, is a pastoral resource aimed at early readers from Prep to Grade 2 as an introduction to the Make Jesus Real series and its philosophy or MJR way of life.
MJR can be incorporated into our everyday life at our schools through the use of basic manners, a positive attitude, showing tolerance towards others, giving time for reflection and using encouraging language to highlight the behaviours, values and attitudes that we want to see in our students.
The idea of bringing Jesus from 2,000 years ago into the here and now of today is very relevant. Young children need to understand these concepts in a simple way and My Friend Jesus does that in a very real manner, allowing the children to relate to the message that it portrays.