In this week’s assembly, Mrs Beer reminded us of how important it is to forgive others when they hurt us, either with their words or actions.
However, this is not always easy to do.
The children all closed their eyes and thought of a time when they were forgiven and were asked how it made them felt. Some said they felt relieved whilst others said they had been feeling bad, but that bad feeling started to turn to good. We thought about what a gift it is to give someone forgiveness.
We heard this story from Matthew’s Gospel:
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Glory to you, O Lord
Matthew 18: 21-22
Peter came to Jesus and said Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “not just seven times, but, I tell you, 77 times”
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
Mrs Beer explained that 77 times actually means billions of times, which means that we should always forgive others – and that’s just what our mission is this week: to forgive others.
Let us know in the comments below how you get on.