On Monday 27 January we will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau by Allied forces.

Thoughts for the Week, from the Chaplain

Week Beginning 27 January 2020

This week's theme :Discrimination


God said: When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don't take advantage of them... Love them like one of your own... I am God, your God. Leviticus 19:33-34

Be honest, do you discriminate towards others in any way? Please explain. Do you look for the differences or similarities between people? Why do you think that is?  Think of a way you can show kindness to everyone today.

In Christ's family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. Galatians 3:28

Can you imagine a society where there is perfect equality between different races, classes and sexes?  What would it be like to live there?  What prevents us from having such a society here and now?


Prayer for this week   The School Prayer

O God, we pray for all those in our world who are suffering from injustice: For those who are discriminated against because of their race, color, sex or religion;
Those imprisoned for working for the relief of oppression; For those who are hounded for speaking the inconvenient truth; For those deprived of reasonable health and education; For those suffering from hunger and famine; For those too weak to help themselves and who have no one else to help them; For the unemployed who cry out for work but do not find it.
For all who suffer discrimination we pray O Lord.  



Eternal God,
Help us through our duty to you
To love our neighbour,
To care for others,
To do our best for and in school,
To work for the common good of our community,
And to care for ourselves as we serve you.