Lent and more
Final weeks of Lent
The words on Ash Wednesday were ‘Remember that you are dust and unto dust, you will return’ and ‘Turn away from sin and remain faithful to the Gospels. The season of Lent is at its heart a time of considering what is important in life and living. If we are to live out our Christian goals in life we need to reflect on the essential message of Jesus in the Gospels.
These Gospel messages are of loving
Last week I got to see first hand some of the simple things in life. One of our Year 9 students suffered a massive head injury and was on life support. I visited him and his father the day after he was removed from life support. We had 24 hours to wonder if he would survive. Amazing support is given by the trauma unit. The young man greeted me and had enough presence and awareness to know that he was fortunate to be here. He is making a wonderful recovery. What do we value as parents? What is there at the heart of life that makes us stop and take stock? Charlie’s parents were grateful to the school and some kind parents who helped in very practical ways, such as preparing and delivering meals for the family so that they could concentrate on Charlie's recovery.