Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

I hope you enjoyed the long bank holiday weekend.  Having an extra day at the weekend is a real treat and hopefully means that we are all well rested for another busy week of learning!

Today I would like us to think a bit more about the Bible verse “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind”. This verse comes from the Book of Matthew in the New Testament:

You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind... | Scripture verses, Bible quotes, Verses

Matthew also states that this is the most important commandment.  We have discussed commandments before – can you remember what they are?…..

Yes, they are the rules that God gave us to follow to live life, just as we have rules in school to ensure that we can work together safely and happily. So if the most important rule from God is to love Him with all our heart, soul and mind – how can we do this?  Have a think and discuss in your class.

I’m sure you have come up with many different answers – it is not a simple question with a simple answer – and we will all have different interpretations.

One of my interpretations (I think there are lots of ways that we can love God!) is that to love God, we should listen to him and follow his guidance – to live our lives following the Christian values we are taught in The Bible – to be respectful, compassionate, courageous, thankful, friendly, forgiving – in simple terms – to be the best person we can be!

It isn’t always easy – and we all make mistakes – and as we go through this week I would like us to think about how we can be the best person we can be – the very best version of us!  As you go through today – maybe take a moment every now and again and ask yourself – am I being the best I can be – am I trying hard, working together with everyone, being respectful….it isn’t always easy and takes time and effort.  Here are some examples to help you to reflect…

Are you listening to your teacher’s instructions carefully so you know what to do in lesson?

Are you being helpful to your classmates by not distracting them?

Are you being kind and helpful – could you have held a door open or said please more?

Are you putting the maximum effort into your learning; really trying your best?

Prayer of the Day

Dear God, 
Help us to see that rules are there to keep us safe and happy. 
Help us to love other people and to act in a way that shows care for them. 
Help us to follow the best ways and be near to us when we find it difficult. 
Guide us to live together in peace and harmony.. 
Please help us to work at growing the qualities of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 
Please show us and guide us so that we can be the very best version of us.


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