FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK:
“Do not judge from his appearance or from his lofty stature,
because I have rejected him. Not as man sees does God see,
because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.
(1 Samuel 16:7)
You only get one chance to make a first impression. This common phrase has been used for a long time. Studies have even shown that this first impression only takes three seconds to form. Unfortunately, it has become very commonplace throughout our society to judge without looking past the exterior. Some of the best stories of all time were hidden behind the most unlikely cover. Christ does not care if we are rich or poor, black or white or different from each other in any other way. I am challenging each of us this month to see Jesus in each other and make a conscious attempt to promote acceptance and diversity among our fellow brothers and sisters as proof that we are responding to this invitation.
As we continue our school-wide focus on strengthening our school community and learning more about what makes each of us different and special, we will be reciting the Disciples Prayer for Tolerance at the end of each school day before leaving the building for the day. I have attached it below so that you may use it to reinforce the life lesson of tolerance at home by praying and talking as a family about how you can further promote tolerance in your daily lives.
May God continue to bless you and send the Holy Spirit down upon each of us so that we may be the catalysts for a renewed sense of community within our school, parish and beyond.
Thank you for the blessing of your support as we continue this educational journey together.
May God Bless You,
Mr. Scott C. Kapperman M.S., Ed.