In this week’s mission assembly, Mrs Beer talked to the children about humility. It is a word not many of them had heard before. Humility is about being modest, respectful and putting others before yourself.
We heard how Jesus had demonstrated humility when he washed the feet of the disciples:
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.
Glory to you, O Lord.
Just before they began their last supper together, Jesus wrapped a towel round himself, filled a bowl of water and knelt before each one of them to wash their feet and wipe them with a towel.
Peter was horrified and tried to refuse. “You shall never wash my feet,” he said. This was the service done by the lowest of all the slaves.
Then Jesus told him, “If I do not wash you, you cannot share my life”.
At this Peter said, “Then, Lord, wash not only my feet, but also my hands and my head”.
When he had finished, Jesus explained exactly what his action meant.
“Do you understand,” he said, “what I have done for you? You call me Master and Lord, and rightly; so I am. If I then, the Lord and Master, have washed your feet, you should wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example, so that you may copy what I have done for you”.
The Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
By doing a job usually done by slaves, Jesus gave us an example of how we should show humility and serve others.
We thought about what we could do to serve others:
- Help our parents with the washing up
- Give the books out for the teacher
- Tidy up without being asked
- Even make mum a cup of tea!
Let us know in the comments below how you have achieved this week’s mission: to serve other people.