Collective Worship – Justice – Becca Gilbert

This morning we had a lovely collective worship time together in assembly, even though Covid meant it had to be over zoom!

Becca shared a bible story from Matthew 19, when Jesus challenged the unjust way that people around him treated children. He said that ‘the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these’ and welcomed the children when others didn’t see their value.

Then we looked at the example of Rosa Parks, who stood up for justice for black people in Alabama when others wouldn’t, making a huge difference to the lives of many African American people.

“I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to  enjoy freedom.“

 Rosa Parks

Becca challenged us to think of examples of injustice in the world around us. Later on we wrote some of our thoughts down, listing injustices in the wider world and in our immediate situations. We started to think about which ones we could do something about and decided to take some action based on these.