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When we put knowledge and understanding together we gain wisdom. Wisdom comes from experience and learning from our mistakes – it takes time! Think about the people in your life who are wise, what can you learn from them?

How can you use the experiences you’ve had in the past to help you make wise decisions in the future?

Notices

  • The Chapel will be closed at break and lunch on Monday as we will be visiting English Martyrs Primary School all day on that day!
  • Friday is a busy day as we’ll be welcoming Year 5s from our feeder Primary Schools and waving farewell to those Y12 students going to Lourdes! 

We start with the Sign of the Cross.  

We end by making the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.  

Today we begin with some scripture that shows how wise it is to simply seek wisdom:

A reading from the first book of Kings

On one occasion he went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices because that was where the most famous altar was. He had offered hundreds of burnt offerings there in the past. That night the Lord appeared to him in a dream and asked him, “What would you like me to give you?”

Solomon answered, “You always showed great love for my father David, your servant, and he was good, loyal, and honest in his relation with you. And you have continued to show him your great and constant love by giving him a son who today rules in his place. Lord God, you have let me succeed my father as king, even though I am very young and don’t know how to rule. Here I am among the people you have chosen to be your own, a people who are so many that they cannot be counted. So give me the wisdom I need to rule your people with justice and to know the difference between good and evil. Otherwise, how would I ever be able to rule this great people of yours?”

The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this, and so he said to him, “Because you have asked for the wisdom to rule justly, instead of long life for yourself or riches or the death of your enemies, I will do what you have asked. I will give you more wisdom and understanding than anyone has ever had before or will ever have again. I will also give you what you have not asked for: all your life you will have wealth and honor, more than that of any other king. And if you obey me and keep my laws and commands, as your father David did, I will give you a long life.”

The Word of the Lord

(Thanks be to God)

Solomon asked for wisdom before anything else and was rewarded with so much more. Seeking wisdom, was itself, wise!

To help those around you seeking wisdom put together some words of wisdom for the year group below you. You can then pass on this wisdom and help them to succeed next year. Either add it to the comments box below or write it on some paper and pass it on to the year below in your House. Y7, and Y12 you can pass yours on in September!

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.  

On Thursday we celebrate the Feast Day of St Benedict but did you know these 5 things about him?

Watch carefully as we learn why he is such a significant Saint to our Becket School community.

In the video Tom mentioned ‘the rule of St Benedict’ that helped govern how communities live and work together. This rule is actually part of our school badge and is on the blazer of every student that attends The Becket School – it’s our school motto!

Related imageSt Benedict’s rule – laborare est orare / to work is to pray – is our school motto and to celebrate the influence that his life and teachings have had on our school he is one of the 2 Saints whose relics can be found in our Chapel altar. If you’ve not seen them before then ask Joe or Marsha to show you at break or lunch.

Think today how you can make all of your work and your efforts a form of prayer today and how you can give your all to God.

We end with the Sign of the Cross.

We start with the Sign of the Cross.

As always we take time in our week to listen to Sunday’s Gospel.  

We end with the Sign of the Cross.