Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

This week we have been thinking about Respect and Diversity – how we should treat others as we wish to be treated, and how, even though we are all different, we are all equal, and therefore should treat everyone equally – no matter who we are or where we are from.

Sometimes people describe respect as being kind to others because if you do something kind, or say something kind, then often those people will respond kindly. Here is another picture from Charlie Macksey’s book “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse” – take a moment to enjoy it, think about what the words might mean…

I think this is a very wise horse – as kindness does sit quietly behind many values: respect, compassion, thankfulness, forgiveness, thoughtfulness and many more.  Sometimes it might be difficult to be kind – someone might have annoyed you, someone might have been unkind  to you.  But maybe, if we react with kindness instead of annoyance, maybe we might make a difference! So today see if you can do or say at least one kind thing  – even if you are feeling niggled!  You might be surprised at the response!

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,

Teach me to serve and be kind,

no matter who the person is,

no matter what they are like.

Because you are in everyone.

Amen.