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Monday 18 May 2020
for the Journey
 Simple ways to walk with our children in faith, hope & love
Absence is part of the journey
When a child grows up and leaves home, for a parent it can feel like a loss, a grief. Yet it is a necessary ‘letting go’ in the circle of life. The story of the Ascension is a bit like that. After all the amazing resurrection encounters with Jesus, there comes a time when the disciples must say ‘goodbye’. Scripture tells us that Jesus is ‘taken up into heaven’ and his disciples are left staring after him (Acts 1:1-11). Their lives are changed forever. Yet they must move ahead without the immediacy of Jesus' earthly presence, assured of his Spirit-filled care and glorious return.
Faith steps at home
Celebrate at home
Over a meal, share memories of "those whom we miss, and the good things they have left us, taught us."
Pray at home
Teach your child this simple act of Easter faith:
Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.

‘Letting go’ can be painful, but Jesus reassures us, "I am with you always, yes, to the end of time" (Matthew 28:20).
Click here for a 2min prayer break
Home-Based Spirituality
Find out more about our new series of online parent sessions: Home-Based Spirituality. Read/watch reflection material in your own time, then zoom in to share some thoughts with other parents. More . . .
Note: Student's artwork at top of bulletin: Resurrection sand art by Danny Pezzuto.
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