A core Christian value is Love. In our school each member is encouraged to love and respect others, God and his world.
Belief that God has revealed Himself to us as love is at the very heart of the Christian faith. The original Greek word that the New Testament uses to describe the love of God is agape. Agape does not mean romantic love or even the love we might feel for our family or close friends. It means putting of others before ourselves whether they deserve it or not – a kind of selfless love-in-action. God’s love calls us to serve others freely without expectation of reward – even people who we don’t like or who don’t like us – because they are made in the image of God.
We share a love of learning, love for one another and love for the world that God made. We show love to each other through small acts of kindness and through encouraging others with kind words, remembering that God loves us and we should love others.
‘A New Commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another’ John 13:34
1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
All Around the World (Jesus’ love – it’s amazing!)