There come moments on life’s journey that give rise to reflection. Times when you turn aside, stop, and look back on what has been, before you continue on, refreshed, to face the unknown challenges of a future still shrouded in mystery.
The end of this extraordinary school term is one such moment. A chance for the whole community: students, staff, parents, family, friends, the wider community, to pause and look back at what has been and seek to discover meaning and learnings that we take with us into our future journey.
This Sunday’s Gospel reading from Matthew Chapter 10 gives special emphasis to those moments of generosity and selflessness that are particularly life giving:
‘Anyone who finds their life will lose it; anyone who loses their life for my sake will find it.’
‘Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me; and those who welcome me welcome the one who sent me.’
‘If anyone gives so much as a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because they are a disciple, then Itell you solemnly, they will most certainly not lose their reward.’
As we look back over these last three months, we have so much for which to be grateful. Moments, experiences,relationships, often unlooked for, that have given us life, strength and love: