By Roderick O.
This past week chapel services have prepared the students for the celebration of lent. Lent is a time to remember all the pain and suffering that Jesus endured to save us. To me this special season means a time of giving back and living for God. During this morning’s chapel service there was a reading that mentioned “Jesus died for us, so why can’t we live for him?” Waking up every morning and taking a 3rd step is what I committed to for lent and it has been working out for me. I’m not running my own show any more, God is in charge.
By Roderick O.
This weeks’ Catholic service at The Family Foundation School shed a new light of hope to the students. The gospel reading, from Luke 2:22-40, touched on how we must be constantly searching for God in our everyday lives. Simeon and Anna, from the reading, are a couple that spend every night in church. Once Simeon and Anna saw Jesus for the first time they knew he was a special baby. Their continual search for God allowed them to realize the miracle of the baby Jesus. This miracle happens every day when a baby is born. With every new-born child we start to see the light of the world.
By practicing prayer we are strengthening our relationship with God. If you think God is going to answer your prayer by casting down vibrant rays of sunlight and roaring his powerful voice into your ear, you are mistaken. Even though that would probably change our lives forever, realistically we must look for God through other people. Sometimes God will answer our prayers subtly or blatantly, but if we are not listening to people when they talk we might miss the message. The more we practice prayer, the more we realize that God is in our everyday lives.
As a person that has many struggles getting through their day, I can firmly say prayer is my number one back-up that can always help me get through any tough situation.