Thought For The Day – Monday 17th April 2023
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Welcome back to TBSHS.
We hope you have had a good holiday and return to school ready to continue to be the very best version of yourself and to help others.
This last two weeks has seen the very rare event of the religious observances of Ramadan (in Islam), Passover (in Judaism) and Easter (in Christianity) all occurring at the same time.
These periods of time are absolutely essential and integral to the religions concerned and beyond. Although they are all unique, common themes are service, suffering, sacrifice, responsibility, respect, resilience, reflection, community, hope and the triumph of love and goodness.
A very thoughtful, moving and real radio programme over the holiday took as its subject Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday for Christians: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001kq08
This programme was presented by Bishop James Jones, the former Bishop of Liverpool, who played an absolutely vital part in supporting the families of the victims of the Hillsborough Tragedy. The programme features a very moving interview with Margaret Aspinall. Her son, James, died at Hillsborough.
In the Hillsborough Tragedy, which happened 34 years ago, and was remembered on Saturday, 97 supporters of Liverpool Club, children, women and men, went to a match and did not return home.
That day, and since, all became supporters of Liverpool, and showed solidarity, compassion and empathy, whatever team they followed.
The truly inspirational families of the victims campaigned for justice year after year after year.
The anthem of Liverpool Football Club, which took on profound and poignant meaning after 15th April 1989, and since, is “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.