Subscription resource - Primary Schools
Love Your Enemies
w/c 18 & 25 February 2019
In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus speaks really challenging words to us all: "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” In today’s assembly, children will think about who our 'enemies' might be and how we can love them. Children will also recognise that loving our enemies doesn't mean we should accept being treated badly by others – sometimes love may look like challenging someone to behave better.
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who treat you badly.” Luke 6: 27-28
Key Point / Learning Objective:
• Understand who their 'enemies' might be.
• Understand what it means to love our enemies in practical ways.
• Engage with the dramas and answer questions.
• Consider what they can do practically to show love for their enemies.
Appendix 1 Gospel reading
Appendix 2 Scenarios (four copies for pupils)
• You may like to invite a child to read the Gospel in Appendix 1 and the final prayer.
• Please select four older pupils to read/perform the scenarios in Appendix 2.
• Ensure two chairs are prepared at the back of the stage space for two children to stand on during the scenarios drama.
Traditional: "Freely, Freely" by Carol Owens
Contemporary: "Set Apart" by Worship Central