Simeon and Anna – The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2 22-40) and Wintershall’s clips of dramatised scenes from The Life of Christ production provide the theological stimulus for a Virtues Enquiry on the shared human value of Patience. Patience is listed in the Bible as one of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22-23a) The fruits of the spirit in their biblical context are Christ-like virtues or qualities, aspired to by followers of Jesus, enabled by faith in Jesus as a personal Saviour and the transforming work of the Holy Spirit on a believer’s character and life.
Downloadable Resource material to support your Patience Virtues Enquiry is as follows:
- Film clips of scenes from this powerful re-enactment of Jesus’s life to illustrate selected Christian virtues and values, for example the moment when Jesus demonstrates humility and service through washing his disciples’ feet.
- Clips of actors who play some of the different characters in these scenes, reflect on these virtues and values offering different viewpoints and explaining the impact of the bible story or Jesus teaching and example on their own lives.
- Overview of age appropriate learning journeys for Virtues and Values Enquiry
- Detailed Virtues Enquiry unit – Patience
- Virtues learning activities – Patience Learning Activities – Patience
- Historical background information Virtues Enquiry - Patience
- Theology and Scripture Scrutiny Virtues Enquiry - Patience
- Virtues Enquiry assembly outlines integrating links with values enquiry learning, video clips and reflective questions designed for use in whole school or classroom using the ‘Gather, Inspire, Reflect, Respond, Send’ model. Patience-Values-Enquiry-Assembly-outline-.pdf
- Assembly delivery options Virtues Enquiry - Patience