Why did the Church Council choose this Christian value? ‘Because Jesus forgives his disciples. Jesus died on the cross.’ (Year 4 Church Council member)
Sometimes, we accidentally break things that belong to ourselves or others. Sometimes, we use something so much it wears out. Some things that are broken can’t be mended, but it’s often possible to mend things that we’ve broken. When you fall out with one of your friends, you can’t mend that friendship with a needle and thread, or some Sellotape, or Superglue, or a puncture kit, or a sticking plaster.
This half term, we’ll learn all about forgiveness and hear stories from the Bible to help us.
Discuss as a family: Why is it important to forgive? The quotes here may be a good starting point for your discussion; do you agree?
- ‘The first to apologise is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.’
- ‘Forgiveness is an act of inner kindness and expression of love.’
‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ God forgave you.’ (Ephesians 4:32)