Remembering - Reflection by Dean Sue
Read Dean Sue's blog post for Thursday, 28 October 2020.
In the last few weeks the British Legion have launched their poppy appeal. Every year we wear poppies to remember all those who have given their lives to keep us safe and to enable us to live in peace.
This year the British Legion are undertaking new and imaginative ways of selling poppies (www.britishlegion.org.uk). Poppies are an important symbol in the life of our nation. The reason poppies are used to remember those who have given their lives in battle is because they are the flowers that grew in the battlefields after World War One ended.
There are many different ways to remember those who have died and in the Church we spend quite a lot of time in November remembering. We begin on the first of November with all Saints Day, and then we move to All Souls’ Day on the second day of November.
This year All Souls’ Day is all the more poignant as we remember with thanksgiving and with sadness all those who have died from COVID 19. Amongst those who died will be saintly people: the nurse, the doctor the mum or dad, the friend all people who may have given unselfishly their lives for others.
So as we move towards this period of Remembering, light a candle at home or in the Cathedral for all the saints both past and present and remember with thanksgiving all who give their lives for others.
While you're here:
Why not prepare for next Sunday's worship? Our preparation sheet for adults and for children can be accessed by clicking on the Resources tab of our prayer blog, Prayer for Liverpool: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html.