It's Thursday, 2nd 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 John 13:4-7
4 So he rose from the table, took off his outer garment, and tied a towel around his waist. 5 Then he poured some water into a washbasin and began to wash the disciples' feet and dry them with the towel around his waist. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Are you going to wash my feet, Lord?”
7 Jesus answered him, “You do not understand now what I am doing, but you will understand later.”
Our song for today is “When I needed a Neighbour”
Our thought for the day
Let's start today by thinking about this quote:
I wonder if you have you had moments in your life where you have boasted, bragged or put others down to make yourself look good? I wonder if you have you had times when you’ve been humble, looking at the wonder of others rather than the wonder of ourselves?
Have another look at our verse for today. I wonder if this account of Jesus helps you to understand what Jesus understood humilty to be?
I wonder how you could build others up this week? How could you make them feel happier, safe and show kindness?
How have others in your life helped to build you up and support you?
Share some ideas with children in your bubble group, or with someone at home.
None of us is perfect – everyone makes mistakes and can accidentally “knock people down” and do things to make them feel bad.
Remember, if we say sorry, we can help to rebuild relationships. I wonder how you might build others up and not put others down? If you’d like to, ask your family to help with this. You might also like to say a prayer to God, asking you to help with this.
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.