In today’s assembly, Mrs Beer explained that this term, Bishop Patrick wants us to focus on how we encounter Christ.
We talked about what the word “encounter” means. Suggestion included: to meet, to come face to face with, to accidentally come across. Artomas told us that in a religious sense, it means to spend time with God.
We thought about the different ways in which we encounter Christ in school. The children talked about: during Mass and liturgies, when we pray, when we sing. Zuzia said that we encounter Christ all of the while because he is always with us, guiding us to do the right thing.
We heard this scripture:
Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins. Open your homes to each other without complaining.
1 Peter 4:8-9
We watched the video to the song “Be our Guest” from the film “Beauty and the Beast”. It showed us how to make others feel welcome – just how Belle was made to feel welcome by the characters in the castle.
Similarly, Jesus always welcomed others – no matter if they were sick, hungry or outcasts like the tax collectors. We should be like Jesus and welcome others without prejudice.
Mrs Beer set each class a Mission: to create a welcome poster to go on their classroom door to welcome visitors. Each class must choose a piece of scripture to go on their poster.
Here are the finished posters!
Why did your class choose that particular piece of scripture? Tell us in the comments below.