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High School Principal's Corner — March 1, 2022

The Season of Lent

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent. It is a tradition for many Christians to give up something for Lent. This encourages us to reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us when we long for the thing we’ve given up. 

Today in chapel, we were challenged to not necessarily give up something we love, like social media or sweets, but rather to give up any agreements that we’ve had with the lies told to us by the devil. If I am being honest, it was the first time in a long time that I was asked to intentionally pause and consider the lies that I may be agreeing with in my life. Those lies come in many ways, perhaps with an image on social media, a hurtful comment, or a grade on an assessment. They tell us that we’re not good enough, that we’re not worthy of a life with the Lord, or that it might be easier or more fun to live according to these lies. We were reminded this morning that we are all responsible for being truth-tellers to one another and fighting against these messages that come from the enemy.

As we left chapel today, we were marked with the sign of the cross as we reminded each other of Christ’s love for us. It was a powerful opportunity to speak truth to one another and to say “You are loved!” Please pray that as we go through this season of Lent, that our eyes are opened to opportunities here at school to remind one another that we are all created in God’s image with unique gifts and talents designed specifically to build God’s Kingdom.

—Brad Mockabee
GRCHS Principal

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