Happy New Year! How many times have you uttered these words, and how many times have others spoken them to you? These words lead me to understand our theme focus for this month, Journey Together in Hope, in a very special way. We wish for others that their new year will be a truly new and happy one! The underlying desire is a hope that the new year will bring all the good graces and experiences possible. Hope is confident waiting. We know that to hope is to wait with eager longing. Hope is like a seed…in silence and in time it grows. We are eagerly awaiting the graces and the blessings that God has promised us. Hope presumes that we trust in our God and believe that His unconditional love for us be always be present for us. We cannot teach hope. We give hope by living out of our own hope. Can we see the possibilities in others and hope that they will allow the possibilities to be actualized?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hoped that all people would live in peace and harmony. His hope motivated him to challenge the actions and choices of all people.
Jesus’ hope for all people is that we will all be one with Him in the Father… that we will find Him in one another… that we will bring others to Him.
During this New Year, can we structure a few minutes each day to pray as a family for world peace? Can we hope together for the day when we will touch the God in each other? As parents, be the hope for your children that will allow them to know of the great possibilities that are deep within. They are the hope for the future!
Thank you for your generosity to us at Christmas and your loving support throughout the year. As we grow together as a hope-filled community, the love that God has for each of us becomes more visible.
With love and hope,
Sr. Maureen Gillespie Amy Lintner
School Principal School Director