We are seeing lots of stories in the news that remind us of the pain and injustice that Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities have had to suffer for hundreds of years and it is so saddening to know this discrimination still continues today.
At BRW, we want to show our love for people regardless of their race, religion or culture.
Here is a liturgy from our School Chaplains that you could share with your family at home. This is an opportunity to think of those communities who need our prayers and remember that we are all part of God’s family.
Follow this link to follow this liturgy from the Be Inspirational website: https://beinspirational.co.uk/do-everything-in-love/
You could gather together by listening to this song together. Think about the words of the song and talk about how it makes you feel.
Let us start our prayer with the Sign of the Cross…
When we gather before God, it is important to remember that we gather as equal. Every human is made in the image of God, no matter who we are or where we come from, and therefore every life is precious and a gift.
God made us all different and unique but we were designed to work together. We hear about this in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians ‘Christ is like a single body, which has many parts; it is still one body, even though it is made up of different parts.’ 1 Corinthians 12.
There is only one race in the world – the human race and that’s the way God made us.
In times of trouble, sadness or confusion we can turn to the Bible, the Word of God for advice.
Let us read this scripture together:
In the New Testament, in the first letter to the Corinthians we hear about how the Apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Corinth to give them advice on how to live because they were not united. Instead, they were arguing and forming different groups. So Paul reminded them to act as one body. He said that every person has an important gift the Church needs.
St Paul talks a lot of love in his letters and that’s because the most important thing Paul told them was to love one another and “Let all that you do be done in love”. 1 Corinthians 16:14
Time to Respond…
Our liturgy and our prayer doesn’t finish after we make the Sign of the Cross. Through our prayer, we can listen to God and understand what we are being called to do.
Your mission is to be the change you wish to see in the world! There are lots of ways our community can seek to start bringing about change to make the world a better place.
Prayer is very powerful; it inspires a change of our heart. The more we talk to God, the more we are inspired to do God’s work and make a difference in our world.
Spread love and kindness near and far – live by the Gospel values Jesus taught us. Do what is right; not just what is easy. If you see someone being treated unfairly, help them and make a difference.
How can we show respect to others?
How can we make a difference in our daily lives?
How can we spread this message to others?
Comment any ideas you want to share!
Come on BRW! Let’s be the change we want to see in the world.