Stories (continued)

After we had shared our own stories, we thought about other people whose stories matter to us. In some cases, we wanted to celebrate their achievements, some we were concerned about and others, we were simply glad to have as part of our lives. We used outlines of human heads to represent those people and again collected them together as a way of praying for those we care about.

We met at a time of year when many are starting new terms and new schools, or getting back into our regular routine. We used images to represent the things we would be facing in the weeks and months ahead and how we felt about them. Psalm 139, one of the great poems in the Bible, speaks of God being present in all of the days of our lives. The Psalm inspired Bernadette Farrell to write this song which we used as a final reflection.

Some words from Psalm 139:

'You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before.

You created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.' [The Bible - New International Version]

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