30 September 2021
Fr Gerard Devlin, Chaplain
On Monday 20 September we took Year 7 to the first school Day of Reflection held at the SPEC Centre in Pinner. The theme for the day was “Follow Me”.
Students were invited to look at discipleship and how Jesus called the early disciples to leave behind what they were doing so that they could follow him and work together in building up the early Church. They worked in groups to discern together what Jesus did in his ministry, the miracles he performed, and how others engaged with his teaching, kindness, and service of all. The challenge for all of us is to think of how we can be a “disciple” in the world today and reflect on the love and example we share with those around us and beyond.
The students took part in a guided Lectio Divina session and were able to take time to reflect, be still and consider together the words of scripture they listened to and share openly with others in the group.
The day was enjoyed by the students and staff who attended and gave everyone the opportunity to take time away from the normal school day and reflect on who we are as individuals and what we can contribute to building up our school community, the Church and society. The big question for all was what it means to be a disciple in today’s world. As Pope Francis remarked, “The world tells us to seek success, power and money, following God tells us to seek humility, service and love.”