Reminder Before School: Love Your Neighbors

We are starting up another school year and I am sure that your kids are getting excited about seeing all their friends again.  Before we send them off though we may want to sit them down for a little chat about loving their neighbors.  First, begin by asking them who are their neighbors going to be this year- their teachers, classmates,etc.  Second, ask what  it looks like to love them.  For loving a teacher it could be to listen to them and be respectful.  For a classmate it could be sharing and encouraging each other.  Finally, ask them how do they love the new students who may be in their classes- ask them to play with them at recess or sit next to them during lunch.  These may seem very basic and obvious, but sometimes we need a little refresher course since it does not always come naturally.   Happy School Year!

“The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31

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