This week has been tainted by the horrific act that took place in Manchester. It has caused our society as a whole and equally our Academy community to stop, reflect and form a resolve to move forward. Demonstrating that hate can always be overcome by love and that we must be the light in the darkness that exists in the world.
The theme for this week was ‘Confidence’ linked to the bible reading John 10: 1-10.
Within this reading, Jesus explains that when he calls we will know his voice and he will lead us forward. Sometimes this is very hard when the noise of life interrupts our hearing, but his offer remains and we simply need to place our faith and trust in him especially during difficult times.
St Edward’s pupils have spent time this week in reflection, have written prayers and lit candles for those who have lost their lives and all those impacted by the events that have taken place. Their respect has been an example to all us all and demonstrates the ethos that pervades our community and I would personally like to commend them for dealing with this issue in such a mature manner.
As I end each blog with a quote from an inspirational person I thought I week I would choose a quote from someone who understood what a struggle it was to stand up for others and to demonstrate love against the evil that sometimes exists in the world. So here is a quote from Martin Luther King.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Prayer for Manchester
God of all goodness, receive into your loving arms all those who have died, hold in your loving care all those who are injured and those who grieve; give insight and wisdom to those investigating; and give strength and courage to us all to work together to rebuild our common good and find your good future for us all; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen