Saturday 31st October - Icon of the Day
‘We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.’
From ‘Dead Poets Society’, 1989 film, screenwiter Tom Schulman
Image: Live statue of ‘Poetry’ created for 1911 Sokol festival in Tábor, Czech Republic.
Photo: Josef Jindřich Šechtl (1877-1954), used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported licence.
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for this month, today we pray for teachers and children preparing to go back to school after half term.
In these unprecedented times, St Mary’s is reaching out and supporting our community in many ways, especially online. But with activities in our buildings greatly restricted, we no longer receive the previous level of financial support from collections at Services, nor from hiring out the church and hall buildings.
If you can help us financially to continue to offer Christ's love to our community in these difficult times, as those before us have done down the centuries, please consider making a donation by debit/credit card and to Gift Aid it if possible, by clicking this link to 'givealittle':
If you would like to contribute to these reflections, please do email Katherine Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org