There was a big question mark on the focal point in today’s assembly. Mrs Beer explained that it was there because we have choices to make throughout every single day when we have to answer the question: what will I do? Sometimes we make good choices, but other times we make poor choices.
In today’s reading, based on Matthew’s Gospel, we heard guidance on what choices we should make.
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew
Glory to you, O Lord.
The Pharisees got together and they tried, as they often did, to trick Jesus. They asked him, “Master, which is the greatest commandment of the ten?” Jesus answered them, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is very like it: You must love other people as much as you love yourself.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ
(Based on Matthew 22: 34 – 40)
Jesus tells us that the choices we make must also reflect what we would like others to do to us. If we would like others to be nice to us, then we should be nice to them. If we want to be listened to, then we must listen to others.
This week’s mission is to make good choices that are good for both ourselves and others. Year 3 joined Mrs Beer in the hall today and talked about how they had to make choices about the food they select for school dinners, the way they talk to their friends, their responses when their parents ask them to do something and how they choose to behave in class.
How will you achieve your mission?