Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

This week we have been thinking about Respect, and how it is important that we treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves.  Sometimes we can forget this, and sometimes we don’t treat everybody equally or fairly, sometimes we can be disrespectful, especially if people look or behave differently to us.  In the Bible there are many stories that help to teach us how we should behave, and how we should follow Jesus’.

St. Paul the Apostle icon by Theophilia

This is a picture of  Paul, who was one of the first friends of Jesus. Paul travelled all over the ancient world telling people about Jesus and wrote many books about being a Christian which are found in the Bible. Paul wanted everyone to hear the good news that Jesus loves them – old and young, men and women, every race, religion, nationality – no-one was left out when Paul was speaking!  Jesus loves everyone!

In a letter that Paul wrote to the church in Rome, he said:

“Each one of us has a body, and that body has many parts. These parts all have different uses. In the same way, we are many, but in Christ we are all one body.”

What do you think Paul means?  I wonder if he is trying to say that we may all look different, and be different, that we may live in different places across the world, but we are also all human, and as Christians, we are all part of God’s team. Therefore, we should be respectful and treat everyone equally, irrespective of differences. and we should celebrate and appreciate our differences and work together to help make the world a wonderful place.

Here is a video of children from across the planet who wanted to connect the world through music, as they share the belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for all of our differences here at this school.
Thank you that you created a whole world full of different people.
Help us to know that this makes the world a beautiful and interesting place to live
Because we are all special to you.