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21st September 2020

It's Monday, 21st September 2020. 


Hello everyone. It’s Mr Keep here. 


May the Lord be with you.


We are Bishop Ridley, we are One Community, Learning & Growing Together, Sharing the Love of God.


Our Bible passage today reminds us how Jesus helps us to flourish John 10:1-15 

Our song for today is called "Brave". Sometimes it can be tricky to make a hard choice to do the right thing.


Our thought for the day


What does it mean to flourish? Talk to the people around you and see if anyone has an idea.


It means to grow and develop well; to have everything that is needed to succeed. 


If you think of a plant seed, what would it need to flourish? 


How would you know that the plant had flourished, rather than just grown.


The plant would be tall and strong. Its roots would be deep and spread widely. The leaves would be bright green and open to allow it to make energy from the sun. Its flowers would be bright and bold to attract the bees and insects.



Flourishing as humans is something we all aim for and it at the heart of our vision for the school – learning and growing together. It can look different, depending on our beliefs and circumstances. 


Christians believe that Jesus offers ‘life in all its fullness’. This doesn’t mean a life without difficulties, but a life lived with God. 


Let’s have a look at our Bible passage for today: 


I have got a few questions for you to think about in your class. Perhaps your teacher could put your ideas into an email to me:



  • How would the sheep flourish because of the care of the good shepherd? 
  • How do adults and friends at school help you to flourish in your learning? 
  • I wonder how you are able to live ‘life in all its fullness’? 


Reflection and Prayer
You might want to watch or listen to this song for reflection. While this plays, think about the ways in which you can help others to flourish. Perhaps you can say a short prayer to ask for wisdom and bravery to help you to help others .

The Good Shepherd - Fernando Ortega + Lyrics

The video might be a reminder that being cared for and close to Jesus can help our flourishing.


The Lord's Prayer
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
Your kingdom come, Your will be done,
on earth as in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours
now and for ever.