Term 4 - Forgiveness and Compassion

Christians believe that their attitudes and actions must reflect the kindness, mercy and compassion of Jesus and the love of God for everyone.

In Term 4, we will be thinking about Forgiveness and Compassion. Compassion links in with forgiveness, kindness and respect, and we will be asking the children to think about how they show kindness, respect and compassion for one another and our school, as well as reminding the children how importnat it is to forgive one another. We will develop this value further by encouraging the children to empathise with others during any difficult times they may be facing. 

In term 4 of last year, we looked at the Bible story oZacchaeus the tax collector, which demonstrates the Christian Value of Forgiveness. Fr Peter led Collective Worship at the start of the term and taught us a song with actions to help us remember the story. We loved the song and sang it all term! We will be revisiting this story as the foundation for our understanding of this Christan Value this year. 

 

Now Zacchaeus was a very little man

A very little man was he.

He climbed into the sycamore tree

For the Saviour he wanted to see,

For the Saviour he wanted to see.

 

And when the Saviour came that way

He looked into the tree.

He said now Zacchaeus you come down

I’m coming to your house for tea

I’m coming to your house for tea.

There are many verses in the bible that relate to forgiveness:

·         For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins (Matthew 6:14)

·         Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Collosians 3:13)

 

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

                      Ephesians 4:32

 

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

                                                                                                                   2 Corithians 1:3-4

 

 

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.

1 Peter 3:8