A group of children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Rotherham (UK) composed the synodal poem “And a child shall lead them” (Is 11:6), as a reflection on the logo of Synod 2021-2023 and their faith journey.
Of great beauty, the poem describes the images of the logo, “someone in a wheelchair, someone with one arm, perhaps wounded because he has been in war, children, a little boy, a little girl helping each other, adults, a mother, a grandmother, (…), and a little child leading.”
The description of the official logo of the Synod by French author Isabelle de Senilhes ends with the phrase “and a little boy leading”. To end the poem, the sentence “The bishop and the nun are in the crowd, leading it”. And something that caught the children’s attention: “And a ball for everyone to play with”.