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Love Your Neighbour

"The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Mark 12:31
Posted on:
June 26, 2023

As part of ‘Love your Neighbour’ week, we are considering how well our students love each other. We will see the number of merits given during this time and celebrate these opportunities. Let us also take opportunities this week to consider how we can look out for ourselves too. Here is a list of things to considering doing, just for today:

  • Just for today, I will be as cheerful as possible.
  • Just for today, I will read something that requires effort and concentration.
  • Just for today, I will pause when someone does something that upsets me, take a breath, and take a moment to decide how to best respond.
  • Just for today, I will plan out my day.
  • Just for today, I will not blame anyone else for my problems.
  • Just for today, I will not make excuses.
  • Just for today, I will take responsibility for everything that happens to me.
  • Just for today, I will take some action that will move me closer to my dreams.
  • Just for today, I will take twenty minutes for meditation, prayer, or reflection.
  • Just for today, I will take a risk and do something that’s outside my comfort zone.
  • Just for today, I will not speak harshly to anyone or raise my voice.
  • Just for today, I will look for ways to compliment others.
  • Just for today, I will be less critical and more tolerant of other people.
  • Just for today, I will place the best possible interpretation on the actions of others.
  • Just for today, I will act as if success were inevitable.
  • Just for today, I will refrain from labelling things as “good” or “bad”.
  • Just for today, I’m going to focus on the journey instead of the destination.
  • Just for today, I’m going to accept things as they are, instead of struggling with what is.
  • Just for today, I will do at least one activity mindfully, being fully present.
  • Just for today, I will exercise for half an hour.
  • Just for today, I will not put any junk food in my body.
  • Just for today, I will do something for someone else without any expectation of getting something in return.
  • Just for today, I will be patient.
  • Just for today, I will give someone who is struggling a word of encouragement.
  • Just for today, I’ll try not to change anyone.
  • Just for today, I’ll remember that everyone is doing the best that they can.
  • Just for today, I will belittle no one.
  • Just for today, I will stop trying to control events and other people.
  • Just for today, I will be kind to myself.
  • Just for today, I will cherish this day as if it were my last.
  • Just for today I will not put off until tomorrow something that I can do today.
  • Just for today I will carve out an hour of my time and invest it  in my future.

What do you plan to do, just for today?

What is your response?
As you read the devotional, set some time aside to ask God how the word can change you today.
James 1:22 says "Do not merely listen to the word...do what it says." How can you live out the challenges set, or share the encouragement from the post today?
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