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The Diocese of Salisbury

As a Church of England School we have very close links with The Diocese of Salisbury and work closely with them in promoting the Christian ethos and values of our school.

North Bradley Primary School core values are;

 

Love ourselves

Love each other

Love our world

Love learning

 

“Let us love one another, for love is from God”

(John 4:7)

 

 “With God, nothing is impossible”

(Luke 1:37)

Thought for the week

Each week we receive a thought for the week from The Diocese of Salisbury - we hope you enjoy this weeks inspiring words below:

 

Thought for the Week
Monday, 23rd November 2020

 

 

 

Rest in God’s love 

Pandemic stress probably affects us all. It will be affecting some of those around us, who may pass that stress on to us. So I’ve been thinking about rest as part of our response. 
 
I asked the children and staff at the two church primary schools in Gillingham and Milton on Stour to tell me what rest means to them. Here are some of their responses. 
 
“Sit back, be calm, relax.” 
“Go and play.” 
“Doing something I like doing.” 
“Maybe I will make a jam sandwich, sit on the sofa and watch telly.” 
“Having a hot water bottle in your bed.” 
“Lying in the sun.” 
“Being calm, clear headspace.” 
“Content to take time for myself, having space and time to be me.” 
“To rest is to be blessed.” 
 
In collective worship we sometimes use the slogan, “RIGL don’t wriggle”, along with a little wriggle. “It doesn’t make sense!” comes the reply. It does if RIGL stands for rest in God’s love. 
 
Rest means different things for different people as the wonderful contributions above illustrate. Following Jesus’ pattern of life, our self-care may also include gentleness and humility of heart.

 

Jesus says, “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11.28-30

“Rest isn’t an indulgence, but an essential part of a life lived well.”
Dr Rangan Chatterjee 

 

Listen to the Sons of Korah singing Psalm 131, "I have stilled my soul now like a child in its mother's arms." here

 

 

 

 

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