This is a blog for lent in 2021 in a series by Revd Robert Ferris – the others can be found www.cupcork.ie/lent
During my PGCE year – a year where I was teaching in Secondary Schools I ended up for quite a bit of my time in a strange room where people like me student teachers, Classroom assistants etc would hang out quite a bit – this room had a label on the door – Resource Base.
I always thought it strange – it was a catch all term for a room with stuff in it! – There were computuers, Laminators, photocopiers, papercutters and a whole pile of other things that may be useful to staff at some point in time
Today’s lent question is strange – What resources do you have for life?
There’s a whole lot if you sit down and think about it:
- Relationships – family, friends, church, acquaintances
- Skills – Formal Education, Soft Skills, qualifications, talents
- The things you own, The access to information, The citizenship you hold
- The resources of faith,
- Our time, talents and treasure
- the joys of the natural world
- …. many other things
We have a lot of resources we could make use of in any given situation day, month, year – sitting there ready to be utilized just like me in that resource base in that secondary school – not all the resources have to be used every day but they are there.
In life it strikes me – as a community there is so much potential for good and for transformation – in combining resources and sharing experiences … aw we go through lent this year let’s look at the things we have and see how we can make use of our God given resources.