In the Gospel reading this week we hear about the parable of the Mustard Seed where Jesus picks up the smallest seed and describes how it can into something great… this is a perfect parable for the end of the school year on a number of levels
We are challenged each year to spot potential and give it the right conditions to flourish and “bear great fruit”. We have to “deal in hope”, be really positive and inspire every person we are with to flourish in all they do. At the heart of this as a Christian community it is about bringing the Kingdom of God to life, not in the long distant future or as a far away land but here and now, today!
Ultimately, though we should challenge ourselves to prepare to do it all again in September, it is worth stopping to just give thanks for all that has been good this year. For me it is the smallest things (like the mustard seed!) that matter.
- I am thankful for the vitality, friendship and commitment of colleagues that inspire me everyday.
- I am thankful for the students who bring laughter, joy and energy to our school in all they do.
- I am thankful for the time ahead with family for rest and recharging the batteries. We all need to press “pause” for a short moment, breath a little deeper and ground ourselves for the year ahead.
So put simply – thank you. Have a wonderful summer.