Principal Weekly Letter

Message from the Principal - October 21, 2020

Dear Parents,  

In Sunday's Gospel we hear Jesus sharing with us the two Greatest Commandments and that the essence of the Ten Commandments is love. In other words, Jesus is saying that if we love, we will keep the law. But what is love?

The word love is tossed around so much today that it has lost most of its intended meaning. In our society today love too often is merely equated with emotion, sentiment or being nice. But there is so much more to love than that. The Christian concept of love involves giving selflessly to another. Love is relational. If you love another, you're willing to sacrifice for that person's benefit. Love is a choice. Jesus calls us to love God with our heart, soul and mind. In other words, He wants us to love Him with everything we are. God wants all of us. He invites us to love Him, for that is what we are created to do. In fact, a loving relationship is what is best for us. If we truly love God with all that we are, then we will obey His commandments.

Part of loving God is learning to truly love others. For we cannot love God without loving what He has created. Often our way of loving God comes through loving our neighbor. Our neighbor also includes our enemies. We are called to work for the good of those who hate us. In this way, we truly live out our Christian life.  Without God this is impossible, with God all things are possible. 

God bless you-  

 

Thank you to everyone who ordered 1/4 zip sweatshirts.  The proceeds earned from the sales were over $600 and go directly towards our Eighth Grade graduation expenses.  If you ordered a 1/4 zip, they were delivered to your children on Monday afternoon. A big "thank you" to Mrs. Coffey for coordinating this fundraiser for the Eighth Grade.  

 

 

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