Faith, Love, Courage, and Action
This morning at our Christmas chapel, we were encouraged by our speaker, Julian Newman, to think about how our faith spurs us on to love, and ultimately, courageous action. We profess our faith and we believe that Jesus’ life and death is the foundation of who we are as Christians.
However, in the chaos that every day brings, and in a world that regularly tells us to think about ourselves first, how do we live out that faith? What courageous action rooted in love will come from our belief in Jesus?
We were all encouraged this morning to remember that the best gifts that we can give to God during this Christmas season are those things that we do for our brothers and sisters, specifically our classmates, who do not feel like they belong and are valued. Matthew 24:40 tells us, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
We pray that during this advent season, our students are reminded to be thoughtful neighbors and that they are called to serve those around them.
May the peace of Christ along with the courageous action that God calls us to, be real for your family this Christmas season!