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A Joyful Path, Year One, Lesson 14: Service

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Each Year One Lesson includes:

Teacher Introduction/Getting to the Heart of the Lesson, Teacher Reflection, Spiritual Affirmation with full color Art, Original Story, and Activities, Bible Verses, Wisdom Quotes

Lesson 14  from Year One is about: Service- Experiencing the Oneness of All Through Service

“The New Neighborhood”

Original Story: Busy Friends


Affirmation: Through service I can share my love and energy and feel connected to all.


Getting to the Heart of the Lesson


Through service we find love and truth in action.


Young children are usually eager to be helpers; they are anxious to learn new skills and show us their independence. But the joy of serving others goes much deeper than just feeling capable. Our hearts respond to service because service helps us to expand our awareness beyond our little selves. Service to others is an opportunity to experience omnipresent spirit because we gradually learn that we are not merely helping another person — we are serving the highest good, and we become love in action. Learning the joy of service is one of the best ways to keep our hearts open to all. The reason that Jesus suggested that we ought to serve the poor and the downtrodden, the lame and the blind, is really a methodology for breaking down barriers between “them” and “us.” When we serve with love and compassion, those whom we serve become brothers and sisters, not the others.

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