Principal Weekly Letter
Message from the Principal - January 22, 2020
When Our Savior tells His Apostles that He has chosen them, He makes no exception. Even Judas was called, although he misused his freedom and rejected the means God gave him. We can be sure that when God calls someone to embrace Christianity, to be single or married, to be a religious, priest or bishop, God gives that person all the necessary help to attain sanctity in his or her vocation.
Yet, even after their conversion, some of the Apostles were subject to some imperfections, like St. Peter who failed miserably by denying the Lord. Likewise, we see that it is impossible to overcome in a day all the bad habits acquired by caring poorly for our spiritual health. Nonetheless, Our Savior wants us to serve Him just as we are both by prayer and by actions suited to our state and stage in life. Once we are convinced that we must serve God where we are, and go on doing what we are doing, we will have a tender affection for our state in life. Be of good heart; cultivate our vineyard with divine love.
As we set out on our daily tasks, we should place ourselves in the hands of God, who desires to help us succeed in our affairs. Believe that God will do what is best for us, provided that, on our part, we employ a gentle diligence. Do not be surprised if the fruits of our labors are slow to appear. If we do the work of God patiently, our labor will not be in vain. Our Lord, who makes houses for the snails and turtles, will lead us well; let Him do it. We must walk faithfully in the way of our Lord, and remain in peace, as much in the winter of sterility as in the autumn of fruitfulness. We are called to walk joyously, then, in our vocation with confidence in Divine Providence. (Adapted from the writings of St. Francis de Sales)
God Bless you.