It's Wednesday, 1st July 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.
This week we are thinking about the Christian Value of Humility.
Our Bible passage for today is Ephesians 4:2
2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Our song for today is The Lord of the Dance
Can you think of a definition of humility in your own words?
I wonder what humility means to you?
How you practice humility in your life? I wonder how humility might draw someone closer to God or to others? I wonder how you can practice humility in your life this week?
Today we are going to look at Aesop’s Fable, The Hare and the Tortoise. Are you either read or watch the story, think about how pride and humility are seen in this story?
You can read it here - http://read.gov/aesop/025.html
or watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOy9y_zB8L4
Our reflection for today
Consider our verse for today ‘Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.’ (Ephesians 4:2).
Could you create a “Jar of Humility”. Every day, write on a piece of paper saying how someone has helped you – it can even be help with the most thankless of tasks. Fold up the paper and place in a jar. After 7 days, empty out the jar and read all 7 examples. Reflect on what these mean to you; you might like to say your own private prayer to God, giving thanks for the special people who have helped you with humility this week.
A prayer for today
We ask for Your help to walk humbly with our brothers and sisters.
Help us not to be jealous or arrogant, but instead help us find peace.
Lord, help us to count ourselves as equals with one another,
And not to attempt to be better than others.
Help us to love each other for the unique person You made them to be.
In Jesus name, Amen
The Lord’s Prayer
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.