This year, it’s rich, and green, and everything is starting to grow again, like a second spring. It feels like a new beginning, which is appropriate as it’s the beginning of a new academic year. And, like all new beginnings, even for those who are almost looking forward to it, it can be a little daunting, and make us feel a little anxious.
For others, it’s the beginning of a new adventure, or a welcome return to time spent with old friends in a safe, familiar space.
Whatever it is for you, may you be blessed in the weeks to come.
Here is an extract from my book, Prayers and Verses.
A new school
Do not imitate what is bad, but imitate what is good.
3 John 11
Goodbye, dear old school,
Hello, bright new start.
May God guide our lives,
Head and hand and heart.
Help us as we learn new things.
If we learn quickly and easily,
may we help others to understand.
If we make mistakes,
may we understand what went wrong.
help us never to be afraid of new things,
but to see them as an adventure.