This final reflection, on the theme of inclusion, might seem a bit left field, but I keep coming back to this article about street mosaics. Partly because I personally love mosaics; but also because there is something about glorious beauty appearing where you least expect it. The shock of colour making you stop in your everyday tracks.
It feels that this is an analogy for entering into the life of others who feel very 'other' to us; those whom we wouldn't normally gravitate towards. If we only open out a little to those who are different, then the glory and beauty they may reveal to us could be as unexpected and delightful as these mosaic surprises that light up the monotony of everyday.
Valerie Holland - Charter Day Organiser said there were not <span style="font-size: 1rem;">as many children as I expected but the ones who came were so determined and creative it was a great workshop. The end results look great!</span>
Some children used mosaics to decorate little wooden sailing boats and we will use them in the display as well.
Please thank all the helpers and church wardens and volunteers. They were wonderful! <span style="font-size: 1rem;">I appreciated their support. </span>