Love God, love our neighbours and love ourselves. Sometimes the last few words can be forgotten. We are called to include ourselves among those whom we love. Think about it. This means being kind to ourselves. Being aware of our own story, having hope for ourselves and trying our best to see ourselves as God sees us.
Each Tuesday morning at St Chrysostom’s School we have a short time of spiritual reflection. Children from different classes come, usually about ten children, and with a couple of church members and a member or two of school staff we think and pray together. The gather is Munamato – a Shona word simply meaning friendly gathering. We are people of different faiths and outlooks, united in thought and reflection for a few moments.
Recently we thought about our names, and played a very simple but lovely game. We wrote our first names in a column down a page and then we thought of a quality for each letter of our names which God may use to describe us. It can be a little difficult to find a word so we allowed words that contain the letter, not necessarily start with it.
We were encouraged to remember it is how God may describe us, how God could call us to this description. So we were invited to think big for ourselves!
Why not spend a few moments when you have a time of quiet or perhaps when you are waiting somewhere and try this for yourself. You may like to colour or decorate your page.