The final week of Lent begins this weekend with Palm Sunday - the day when Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem and began his last week of earthly life.
Jesus immersed himself in the ordinariness of day to day living but was always ready to respond to his Father’s will. Jesus knew he was to die and that through his suffering and death he would allow us the salvation of new life.
What we celebrate in this Easter time of the passion and resurrection of Christ, lies at the heart of our faith. The Resurrection is ‘transformational’. It is important for us all to try to integrate this message into our daily lives.
We should do things for other people, to let our light shine and to remember that it is what is in our hearts that defines us as disciples of Jesus. To live our Mercy values, to improve the quality of our relationships, to focus on the sustainability of our mother earth, to welcome the stranger and support the most needy and vulnerable in our community. This is what the resurrected Lord expects and calls us to do.
I encourage you to attend, with your daughters, the many services (commencing with Holy Thursday evening) your local church community will offer throughout Holy Week and Easter.
A reminder that this Friday is a Pupil Free Day and that Term 2 commences for all students on Tuesday 30 April (Staff Professional Learning Conference on Monday 29 April).
A Holy and safe Easter to you all,
Mr Stephen M Walsh