Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

In yesterday’s assembly we thought about rules, and learnt how in the Bible, God’s rules are called commandments, and that Jesus said that the most important commandment was “Love the Lord thy God, with all your heart, all your mind and all your soul”.

Matthew 22:37 - Daily Verse

What do you think this means??    ……….

Have a watch of this video sharing the origins of the greatest commandment, and then sharing examples of how you can love God and others….

What do you think “Loving God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind” means now?  Can you share some examples?

The Bible teaches that God ‘so loved the world’ and therefore as they believe that people are made in God’s image, Christians also believe that people are made to love both God and others.  I think that we all can show love to God by aspiring to live by the values he teaches us, such as friendship, kindness, compassion, helpfulness, respect – can you think of some more?

So in a way – if we were to just follow the rule of “Loving God”, if we put that first, everything else should fall into place.

As you go about your day, try taking a moment to reflect on how have you shown that you are “Loving God” through your actions and words……have you helped a friend when they are hurt or sad?  Have you made someone smile or feel better?  Have you said thank you when someone has done a good deed for you?  There are so many little ways to show that you are following the most important rule!

Prayer of the Day

Thank you, God, for all those who love and care for us.
Thank you that your love reaches to the highest heaven, and to the deepest ocean.
Thank you that there is nowhere I can hide or run to, but your love is already there.
Please help us to be people who give love, as well as receiving it.
Amen.