It's Monday, 12th October 2020.
Hello everyone, it’s Mr Keep here.
May the Lord be with you.
We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.
Our Bible passage for today is John 6:5-13 (Matthew 14:14)
5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, 9 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?”
10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). 11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.
12 When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 13 So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
Our Song for Today is God Is With Us Forever
Our Thought for Today - Compassion
Have you heard the word compassion before? What does it make you think of? Talk with your partner to discuss your ideas.
(Did you remember that Compassion was one of our school's core Christian Values?)
How do you feel when you see someone who is suffering?
Do you feel sorry for them? Does it sometimes make you angry that others are suffering?
I wonder if you can think of a time in your life when you helped others? Or you stood up for others who were suffering?
In the dictionary, compassion is defined as: a feeling of sharing another's suffering that leads to a desire to help.
Compassion shouldn’t be patronising, It not about making ourselves feel good by helping other people.
We must start by recognising that we are all fail and make mistakes we are all in need and that we all need compassion.
As you watch a video of the Bible passage for today, see if you can spot who shows compassion and how they do this.
I have included one for KS1 and one for KS2, but your teacher can select which they would like to show you:
I wonder how you would have responded to Jesus’ words and actions if you had been there?
Andrew took the attitude to start with what they had and work from there.
I wonder - what have we got and what can we offer in compassionate response to people’s needs?
Our Prayer for Today
Help each of us to show compassion. When our friends or neighbours are feeling down and suffering, give us your love to share with them.
We pray for those in our community who are suffering and we ask for your blessing on them.
For the times when we have not shown compassion, we ask for your forgiven.
In Jesus' name