“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:12-13)
On Friday 10 November, the whole of the De Lisle community gathered together in prayer and reflection at our Remembrance liturgy. Led in prayer by Faith, Joe, Hana and Josh we remembered all those fallen in conflict, their service and sacrifice to protect democratic freedoms and way of life.
The Gospel reading from St John’s Gospel reminded us that love should be at the heart of our lives and that love is demanding and requires courage. It requires us to overcome barriers and divisions to see the dignity of all people. This love may sometimes lead to sacrifice – not necessarily of our lives but in being prepared to give of ourselves for the good of others. We prayed for peace in our troubled world and asked God to help us to be peacemakers. Our minute silence was marked by Miss Allsobrook playing the Last Post and Reveille.
On Sunday 12 November, the wreath laid in our own liturgy will be taken and laid in the Loughborough Remembrance service by two of our year 11 students, to unite our prayers with those of the wider community.
Mrs R Jinks