Remembrance + Gratitude - adapted from the my school bulletin reflection for 04/11/19

Remembrance + Gratitude

We recently celebrated the Feast of All Saints (Nov. 1st) and the Commemoration of all the faithful departed (Nov. 2nd, All Souls). Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday. Let us look back with gratitude at all we have received in our lives from those who have gone before us. Let us thank God for the sacrifices made by those brave men and women who have fought to defend our country (and others). Let us also be thankful for all the experiences, the encounters, the little quiet moments that have brought us joy, the little successes, etc… that we have experienced since the start of term. And let us hand over to God the tough stuff, the challenges that we have found hard to deal with, the little failures, etc…And most importantly, let's look to the future in confidence and trust, putting ourselves in God's hands. In Him, we can do all things, or to quote the intro. to one of my favourite '80s songs by one of my all-time favourite bands, The Icicle Works (who happen to be from Liverpool): 

"Some things take forever / But with the building bricks of trust and love / Mountains can be moved".

The song is, of course, "Birds Fly (Whisper to a Scream)".

"We are, we are, we are but your children / Finding our way around indecision / We are, we are, we are ever helpless / Take us forever / A whisper to a scream."


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