Start with Love
Jesus taught his first disciples that the most important commandment was to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
He urged his followers to put their trust in God and to place God front and centre of their consciousness. This helps us to honour God in all our actions and thoughts.
Through talking about faith, children gain an understanding of faith, belief and trusting in something that is not seen, but something that works towards a greater purpose that will be revealed in the fullness of time.
Through embracing faith, children learn that they have a friend in Jesus and they are not alone. For example, learning about the resurrection of Jesus provides them a pathway to loved ones they may lose and a way to deal with sadness and the unknown. Faith helps develop resilience.