This week’s Thursday Reflection was all about the real meaning of Christmas and more specifically whether Father Christmas is a distraction from it!
The question was asked by Alfie Leyland in Year 6. To stimulate the discussion, pupils watched part of a Charlie Brown cartoon in which Linus explains what Christmas is about by reciting the following:
"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.” (cf. Luke 2.8-14)
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Kelvin R produced this wonderful piece of work about the story of Jesus and Zaccaheus (cf. Luke 19.1-10). As well as telling the story in a concise and accurate way, Kelvin includes some notes about the story's meaning. This is not the first time Kelvin has produced such excellent illustrated work. What a star!