In this week’s assembly, we heard about birds – how there are thousands of different species that all look different, but they are still all birds. We thought about insects too – how some can fly, some crawl, some are big and some are tiny, but they are all still insects.
The same applies to us. Some of us are tall, some have long hair, some have blue eyes, some have black skin, some wear glasses and so on. However, despite our differences, we are all still children of God.
It’s not just physically that we are different – we may support different teams, like to play different games or read different books, but we are all still children of God.
We heard this scripture reading from the letter of St Paul to the Colossians:
You are created by God to be like God.
You are God’s people, his saints. He loves you.
You are all different.
You come from different places,
Speak in different ways, have different customs.
But the important thing is that you are God’s children.
So love one another, help one another,
Be at peace with one another.
And let the love of Jesus fill your hearts and minds.
The word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God
Our mission this week is to make sure that no-one is left out of anything because of our differences. We should, instead, celebrate our incredible diversity and uniqueness.
Let us know in the comments how you get on.