Welcome. It's Wednesday, 1st April 2020.
Good morning, everyone. May the Lord be with you.
We are Bishop Ridley. We are One Community, Learning and Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.
We'll start with a song and, today, a bit of a dance to try out too. This video is from Hillsong Kids and the song is called “Every move I make“ (the dance moves do repeat, so why not give them a try! ) https://youtu.be/MPvnZILn6EY
Our thought for the day
Can you remember what a parable is? A parable is a special story Jesus told to give a clear message about how to behave or act as a follower of God.
I wonder who your neighbour is? At the moment, it will be the people who live near you, but Jesus wanted us to remember that our neighbours are all those we live amongst, our wider community, town, country and world.
The parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10: 29 - 37
An expert of the law asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”
30 Jesus answered, “There was once a man who was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when robbers attacked him, stripped him, and beat him up, leaving him half dead. 31 It so happened that a priest was going down that road; but when he saw the man, he walked on by on the other side. 32 In the same way a Levite also came there, went over and looked at the man, and then walked on by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan who was traveling that way came upon the man, and when he saw him, his heart was filled with pity. 34 He went over to him, poured oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them; then he put the man on his own animal and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,’ he told the innkeeper, ‘and when I come back this way, I will pay you whatever else you spend on him.’”
36 And Jesus concluded, “In your opinion, which one of these three acted like a neighbour toward the man attacked by the robbers?”
37 The teacher of the Law answered, “The one who was kind to him.”
Jesus replied, “You go, then, and do the same.”
A reflection for today
Today, I would like to ask you to reflect for a couple of moments on our new way of working at home and avoiding meeting up with friends and family. Try to think about ways that you can show people our school vision even though you are at home, rather than in school. How can we still be a community with our neighbours? Can you think of ways that you can learn and grow with people around you? How can we still show the love of God?
A prayer for today
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.