Thinking about Children

Being a parent

This is a very famous passage about being a parent, from a book called 'The Prophet' by Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) a poet, philosopher and artist born near Mount Lebanon.

'And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, Speak to us of Children. And he said:

Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and he bends you with His might that his arrows may go swift and far.

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.'


 

 

Calendar of Events

8.30am Holy Communion (BCP) no hymns

Sunday 8th December, 2019
8:30 am - 9:15 am


10.30 Holy Communion with Contemporary Music

Sunday 8th December, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Christmas is Coming Concert

Sunday 8th December, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A fabulous concert enjoyed by hundreds with music from 2 choirs interlaced with readings and an opportunity for everyone to join in.
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Holy Communion (BCP)

Thursday 12th December, 2019
11:00 am - 11:45 am


Mens Breakfast

Saturday 14th December, 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am


8.30am Holy Communion (BCP)

Sunday 15th December, 2019
8:30 am - 9:15 am