A Thought for Ascension Day, by Joan Grenfell

I don’t do ‘goodbyes’ very well.  I find them too emotional, too painful. When I left, after 7 years, my first teaching post, I could not bring myself to be present in the staff room for the traditional ‘saying goodbye’.  I had enjoyed the 7 years and had made good...

A Thought for Maundy Thursday, by Joan Grenfell

‘ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another,’   Maundy Thursday is an important date in the Royal calendar. It is the day on which the Queen visits cathedrals around the country to present a...

A Thought for Palm Sunday, by Joan Grenfell

‘Those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!’   ‘Pilate spoke to the crowd again. ‘Then what do you want me to do with the man you call King of the Jews?’ They shouted back, ‘Crucify him!’...