Easter Reflection – by Ms. L. Jordan (Chaplain)
The last few weeks have been challenging for us as a school community. Many of us miss the stability of school and feel stress and anxiety over work not completed or exams looming. Many of us worry for the health of our loved ones. Yet, in every dark situation there is hope also. Over the last couple of weeks, we have witnessed Winter becoming Spring. The mornings have become brighter and our evenings also longer and brighter. New life has begun to emerge around us as tiny buds sprout forth in freedom. During Lent we prepare for Easter, the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus with the promise of new life for all of us. Because Jesus lives, you also will live (John 14:19). Jesus suffered in life also. He faced dark times in the Garden of Gethsemane and as he was crucified. Yet, Jesus rose again to new life. We often journey through dark times in life. This is a dark time as we face fears surrounding the coronavirus and worry for those we love. But as we celebrate Spring and look forward to Easter let us also remember the light and hope in our lives. Let us use this time to reconnect with those we love in our homes. Let us use the time to reconnect with nature. Let us use this time to be still, and to build up hope and courage again. Light will always find its way through the darkness.
This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.
Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.
If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.
Excerpt from his books, To Bless the Space Between Us (US) / Benedictus (Europe)
Letter to Families
Please see Letter to Families (3 April) on our school website.
Wishing all members of the Loreto school community a safe Easter in the hope that the light will shine more brightly for us all in the coming weeks.