Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

Yesterday we focused on the value and meaning of LOVE, within the contexts of friendship.  We thought about our school’s Bible verse: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your soul” as well as the second greatest commandment “Love Your Neighbour as Yourself”.

Today I would like us to continue to reflect on the significance of LOVE – and more importantly God’s love.  Christians believe that God’s love is great and that his love will never run out.

I want us to carry out an investigation this morning – I want you to imagine that this piece of paper is all of God’s love. So in this investigation, this piece of paper with 4 corners represents God’s love.  Let’s just count the corners – do you agree that there are 4?

If I was to give some of God’s love to someone – it would be like cutting off a corner.  So if I give a corner away – how many corners would be left?  Shall we see – I’m going to cut a corner of love off and give it to …… because they have brightened up my day with their smile this morning and it really cheered me up!

So we had 4 corners and we have given one away – so we should have 3 corners left – shouldn’t we?  Let’s check……oh…..we have now got 5 corners!  That’s odd!  Normally when we subtract our numbers get smaller – but this time they are getting bigger!

Let’s try it again – how many corners do we have? – 5 – ok let’s cut a corner of love off and give it to someone – here you are ….. a corner of love because you have been so helpful this morning, it has made me feel appreciated. So I had 5 corners, and gave 1 away – how many corners should I have now? I think it should be 5 – 1 = 4 – let’s check…..oh – I’ve got 6 corners?  That’s really odd!

So the more of God’s love that I give away – the more that is left behind?  Let’s see if it does the same if I give another corner of God’s love away – here we go…..I’ve now given 3 corners of love away – but how many corners do I have left?………7!

Each time I give a corner of love away I end up with more corners of love!

Christians believe that God’s love never gets less and it never will. His love goes on and on. Everyone of us has love to give away. When we show someone love and kindness, that doesn’t mean that we have less to give! In fact, as we love more, we seem to be topped up with more love so that we can give it out to even more people. The more love we give away, the more there is!

Let’s take a moment to reflect – have a think about how you can show love to others – so that we can all grow more love.  I wonder what sort of world we would live in if everyone gave away more love?

 

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you that your love is for everyone.
Thank you that your love never runs dry.
Help us to receive your love and also to share your love with others.
Amen.

 

 

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