The lesson this week is about Love
What is Love?
- Who shows Love?
- How do we know we are showing LOVE?
- How do we know when someone/ God LOVES us?
- Why should we practice the virtue of Love?
- Why does God Show us, Love?
- When do we practice the virtue of Love?
- When does God show us, love?
- When you are loving, how does it make others feel?
- How does it feel without love?
WOW! THAT IS A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT LOVE!
As we learn about love, and memorize the quote this week, listen to the songs and stories, let us try to think about how love can help build world peace!
We will continue to memorize the prayer “O God Guide Me..”
The quote this week is “O friend in the garden….”
Remember to Check Out the online free version with many more resources including 2 science experiments to illustrate Love.
ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO SAY A PRAYER?
O my Lord! Make Thy beauty to be my food, and Thy presence my drink, and Thy pleasure my hope, and praise of Thee my action, and remembrance of Thee my companion, and the power of Thy sovereignty my succorer, and Thy habitation my home, and my dwelling-place the seat Thou hast sanctified from the limitations imposed upon them who are shut out as by a veil from Thee. Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the All-Glorious, the Most Powerful. – Bahá’u’lláh
REMEMBER, WE ARE MEMORIZING THE PRAYER O GOD GUIDE ME
Memorization aid: IMAGES HERE
O, FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with the ungodly.Bahá’u’lláh
Meaning of Words in this Quote:
NAUGHT = NOTHING
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Send A Postcard
Every lesson online has a quote or prayer in a postcard layout that can be printed to mail to a friend or neighbor. Here is the one for this lesson.
TAKEN FROM: The Australian Peace Pack Book 2 page 40. Craft is also available.
Bahíyyih and her brother ‘Abdu’l-Bahá did everything they could to help their mother with the hard work of looking after the household. Although she was now only seven years old, Bahíyyih would stand for hours at the side of the well, pulling up heavy buckets of water with a thick rope, which hurt her fingers.
One day, a lady came to visit the family, and Bahíyyih made her welcome. Although her arms were not very strong, Bahíyyih carried a samovar upstairs to the room where the family and their guest were sitting. Then, when the water boiled, she made the tea and served it in tiny, crystal glasses.
Later, when the guest had left, Bahá’u’lláh smiled at His little daughter. He said that the lady had become Bahá’i because of Bahíyyih service at the samovar!
GAME SUGGESTION: The Bridge
A game called “The Bridge” follows the story. Using benches, boards, bricks, or tiles, make a line on the ground called “the bridge”. Two groups of children have to cross the bridge at the same time, going in opposite directions, without letting anyone fall off the bridge. The children have to help each other change places, passing each other one by one.
SALT DOUGH HEARTS
This website has a video and instructions to make salt dough hearts.
Make this ahead of class
Download the PDF to print the quote for the back or inside the heart.
For other lessons on this blog, check out the Ruhi Book 3 page
Here is a link to another site for more ideas