Saturday, January 14, 2017

Snow and schools

Friday 13th January 2017
The view from the staffroom where I waited for the start of the school day and my assembly which began with some thoughts on why superstitious people are wary of Friday  the 13th.  Presumably it's because thirteen people sat at the table at the Last Supper when one of them betrayed Jesus  to be put to death by crucifixion on the Friday.
We went on to talk about the festival of the Epiphany when we celebrate the visit of the Wise Men to the young Jesus.  They brought gifts in gratitude.  "What do we want to thank God for?" I asked.  "Being us," said a wise eight-year-old.


  1. May I pass that wise comment on to the editor of St Michael's Church newsletter?

    1. Yes certainly. It's a small school of about thirty children between the ages of 5 and 9.