Sunday, April 12, 2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends of St Mary’s School,

As we approach the end of the period of lent and move into Easter it is important to remember that we are in the middle of "Holy week". For Jesus this was a week of huge changes: he was welcomed by a cheering crowd into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and less than a week later he was betrayed, humiliated, tortured, was deserted and died.

The message is that life is full of high and lows, we must enjoy the highs but also prepare our-selves for the lows. The Easter message of overcoming (extreme) adversity is one that we can all focus on for at the end Jesus rises and shows us that death is not the end.

Later in the week we will be holding our Easter Liturgy and the children will be presenting these ideas. As you take time over the Easter period and the subsequent two weeks of holiday please remember to talk to your children about the fact that it is darkest before the dawn and that when things don’t seem to be going your way they may be just about to change for the better. Jesus was an inspiration who we can all admire but I think that it is key to remember for some people what to us may be small, is, to them huge.

We all have our dragons to battle and overcome. As Bruce Lee said ‘a life lived in fear is a life only half lived’.

Have a great week

Mike Brosnahan


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