Our School Faith
Jesus Blesses Little Children Mark 10: 13-16
Some people brought children to Jesus for him to place in his hands on them, but the disciples scolded the people. When Jesus noticed this, he was angry and said to his disciples, "Let the children come and do not stop them because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I assure you that whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it." Then he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on each of them and blessed them.
Monday's Collective Worship
Love and Its Meaning
There is no doubt that we were made to love and be loved, but the kind of love that we are all seeking is an unconditional love. However, the kind of love that we often find is conditional.
Conditional love says:
I will love you as long as you remain beautiful
I will love you as long as you look after me
I will love you as long as you agree with me
I will love you as long as you want to be only with me
I will love you as long as you do well at school, go to university and get a good career
Unconditional love says:
I will always love you and accept you, just as you are.
I will love you when you are good and when you are bad
I will love you when you are faithful and when you are unfaithful
I will love you when you are young and beautiful and when you are old and wrinkled
I will always love you, no matter what
Our challenge is to love with an unconditional love.
We believe that the greatest love story ever told is the story of God’s love for each of us. Webelieve that God loves us so unconditionally that he sent Jesus to show this love.
Thank you for love.
Thank you for how good it is to have people who love us, and people whom we can love.
Thank you that your heart is full of love for us and for all those we love.
What a wonderful way to start the day! Yesterday I attended Collective Worship with St Peter's House, with Little Joey's Nursery children attending for the first time. All children from the eldest to the youngest were extremely well behaved with the nursery children sitting with the elder ones. They were thinking about Love and who loves us; the children responded with saying who they loved and who loved them and this included that God loves us all no matter what we do.
Lord hear our prayers...
King of the world and brave Lord of my life, you are my friend and companion. I will be truthful and trustworthy. I come to you today to be the best I can be. Thank you, Lord, for my family and friends. You have provided everything I have today. Your spirit is always inside of me. Your spirit will always be near. The thing I cannot do is live without you.
King of our hearts and great Lord of my life, you are my light and my love. I will listen to you and obey your commands. I come to you to do eveyrthing in your footsteps. Thank you Lord for all the courage you have gen me. You have provided everything for me to have a good life. Your spirit has comforted me. Your spirit has guided me. The only thing I cannot do is live without you.
I asked you for strength and God gave me challenges to solve.
I asked you for courage and God gave me dangers to keep on trying.
I asked for love and God gave me animals to rescue and care for.
I asked for wisdom and God gave me puzzles to solve.
I asked for patience and God gave me a sister to test my patience.
I received nothing I wanted and yet I received everything I needed. My prayers have all been answered.