It seems that March has truly come in like a lion! It is a stretch to recall the young crocus plants that had begun to show their heads. It may even be more of a challenge to find ways to maintain a positive attitude as we continue to deal with snow. Let’s look at our focus for the month of March, Kindness - Pass It On, and find ways to have kindness impact our experiences. Kindness is one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit which has been given to us by our loving God. It is a manifestation of strength as it calls for an inner discipline. As we choose kindness, we are choosing to put our needs aside and act on the needs of others. Doing random acts of kindness daily can become a habit. Also all these little acts add up to holiness.
As we move through Lent, we can look for moments in our day in which we can truly see what is happening around us and decide to act upon what we see. We can choose to listen to those with whom we share our day and listen beyond the spoken words. We can offer a smile and a simple “good morning” and affect a change in a person’s day.
When we were younger, our parents reminded us of what we should say and do. Can we allow our parents’ words to awaken a memory that calls us to act and/or change our actions? This personal transformation will help us to experience life with new eyes and a new vision … a vision rooted in simplicity and humility.
The last week of March begins the holiest of times in our church, Holy Week. What a special opportunity to enter into the liturgical celebrations by recalling and reliving the ultimate act of love that God ordained for us and all humanity…the offering of His Son for our sins! Let us remember the intentions of our school community as we prepare for Holy Week.
With love and joy,
School Principal School Director