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Home is Where the Heart is
w/c 20 May 2019
Jesus tells us to love one another and that doing this is what will mark people out as His disciples. Through the story of a young man who becomes homeless, children will discover that it is not always easy to love: which even Jesus found to be true. But after being tempted not to go through with it, Jesus showed the greatest love imaginable when He died on the cross. Like Jesus, children will be inspired to choose the path of love.
Optional - This assembly uses a shortened version of a story called ‘Bonnie’s Brother’, which is part of three additional lessons on youth homelessness that you might like to use in the classroom. These lessons can be used at any time of year.
“Love one another; just as I have loved you, you must love one another.” John 13:31-35
Key Point / Learning Objective:
Children will learn that:
- Jesus tells us to “love one another”.
- Anger, upset feelings and misunderstandings can get in the way of us loving one another.
- On the cross, Jesus demonstrated how difficult true love can be.
- Engage with the drama and questions.
- Reflect on how they can better love one another.
- PowerPoint Presentation.
- Appendix 1 – Gospel Reading.
- Appendix 2 – ‘It’s Not Always Easy to Love’ – script for pupil performance.
- Ask a child to read the Gospel in Appendix 1.
- Ask 3 children to read the Appendix 2 drama.
- Traditional: This Is My Body, Broken For You by Jimmy Owens and Damian Lundy.
- Contemporary: Love Is On The Move by Leeland.
Marie Christine Ginty and Edith Kirkwood