"Cause Our Children to Lead Us!"

Centering Moment                                                               

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!

Matthew 5:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

 Matthew 5:43-48 Common English Bible (CEB)

“You have heard that it was said, You must love your neighbor and hate your enemy.

 But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who harass you so that you will be acting as children of your Father who is in heaven.

 He makes the sun rise on both the evil and the good and sends rain on both the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love only those who love you, what reward do you have?

 Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same?

 Therefore, just as your heavenly Father is complete in showing love to everyone, so also you must be complete.

 Romans 12:16 Common English Bible (CEB)

Consider everyone as equal, and don’t think that you’re better than anyone else.

 Instead, associate with people who have no status. Don’t think that you’re so smart.

 1 John 3:18 Common English Bible (CEB)

Little children, let’s not love with words or speech but with action and truth.