Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

I hope you enjoyed thinking about the illustration from “The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse” yesterday, and thinking about what makes us afraid.  Our Christian Value this half term is courage, and I would like us to think a bit more about what courage is today.

Courage can be lots of things. It can be facing our fears, such as being brave and trying not to be scared of the dark or of heights. Courage can be having the inner strength to be the best that we can be.  Courage can also be doing what we know is the right thing, even when it is very difficult.  Courage has many forms – but by being brave and showing courage it shows that we have inner strength.

Have a watch of this video of an athlete, Derek Redmond in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics competing in the 400m semi-finals…

In this race he tore his ham string and was in agony, but he was determined to finish, and despite the pain he persevered and managed to finish the face – supported by his father (the man who runs out from the crowds).  This exceptional demonstration of courage and determination, of true Olympic spirit is often used as an example to show that ‘being the best you can be’ is more important than winning, and it is more important to try your best.

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Sometimes it’s hard to be brave. Please
help me to have courage to face my fears
and to admit my mistakes.
Help me to find the courage to pursue my
dreams and know that, even if I am afraid,
having courage will help me to achieve my
dreams.
Amen. .