Message from Staff
Greetings everyone, and welcome to Week 7!
It is hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. With Easter falling within term time this year it is a rare opportunity for us, as a Christian school, to explore Easter on both sides of the Resurrection. Please note, as written below, that schools are also closed on the Tuesday of Easter weekend.
This week we are exploring how ‘Love keeps no record of wrongs’. We will be exploring the story of Zaccheus, and the way that Jesus showed him love and included him, and the impact that this had on his character.
Every time I read this story I am struck by what a change the attention that Jesus showed Zaccheus made to the way he behaved. Sometimes I wonder if Zaccheus’ behaviour was a chicken or egg situation – did he start cheating people and being dishonest because he felt unloved and unconnected, or did he become so disliked because he cheated people. Perhaps it was both and before he knew it, he was in a lonely and negative cycle. Yet his one encounter with Jesus, where he felt loved and accepted, completely changed his actions. I wonder what kind of impact it would have on the world if every person who loves Jesus accepted someone like Zaccheus the way Jesus did?
I encourage you this week to chat about the ‘Zaccheus’ of your children’s world and ways that they might show love to them, and hopefully we will see our world become one where God’s love is spread one person at a time.