“I Call You Friends”
The assembly for the week commencing 10th May explores the theme of friendship. In the Gospel for that week, Jesus says: “A man can have no greater love than to lay down his life for his friends…I call you friends.” (John 15: 9 – 17)
After discussing the key qualities of good friendships, children watched a film where a young man called George talks about his friendship with his brother Jimmy, who was tragically killed 13 years ago. George was just 8 years old at the time and he really missed the friendship he had with his brother. However, George feels that he is still being a friend to Jimmy, and that Jimmy is still being a friend to George, even though he is now in heaven. You might like to watch George’s story with your child:
Children learned that Jesus desperately wants to be friends with them, and that friendship with Jesus leads us to love others as He asks us to.
You might like to:
• Share about a friend you have and why they are so important to you.
• Talk with your child further about the themes raised by this film, including death and grief.