Love is Patient, Love is kind…
Do we really know what it means to love?
In our Christian values assemblies this week we have been looking at Jesus' command from the gospel of John to, "love one another as I have loved you". We thought about how there are many different types of love, love for our family, love for our friends and romantic love which we celebrate on Valentine's Day.
However, Jesus calls us to the greatest form of love, the biblical love 'agape' which is a self sacrificing, all-giving, unconditional love, a love that comes from God and that is personified in Jesus. In our assembly we used the words of St Paul from the book of Corinthians to think about what it might mean to love each other in our school community:
"You can have a turn first."
Love is patient.
"You can have my last Haribo."
Love is kind.
"Well done, you did so well in that test!"
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
"Please can I have some vegetables? Thank you for my lunch."
It is not rude.
"It's OK, you can go first."
It is not self seeking.
"I forgive you."
It keeps no record of wrongs.
May God give us all the grace to love each other well this week, both at home and at school.