Our Families are Worth It

Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in PRINCIPAL'S POSTS, SHAS NEWS | No Comments

The season of Lent is a great time to reflect on strengthening our relationship with God.  If we work at it together, it should also strengthen our relationships with each other, in our families and our friendships.  To be the best we can at anything, we need to have faith that God will help us, and knowledge, discipline, and morals in making the right choices, taking the right path, and using our gifts.  The many vices we battle each day, otherwise known as the seven deadly sins; wrath (acting out in anger), greed (excessive desires to possess), sloth (laziness and neglecting to care about what we should do), pride (inflated sense of one’s self), envy (resentful emotion from desiring what others have), lust (fantasizing about desires we shouldn’t desire), and gluttony (over indulgence) can damage or destroy our relations with God and others.  Broken marriages, destroyed careers, and the absence of peace in our souls is the wreckage left behind.  Reflecting on these seven “gifts of the devil”, we can see the role they have played in destroying many cherished relations in our lives.  However, by instead embracing the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit; wisdom (finding God in all things and appreciating the dignity of others), understanding (to comprehend how we need to live), counsel/right judgment (knowing right from wrong), fortitude (courage to do and stand up for what is right), knowledge (understanding the meaning of God), piety (pay duty and worship to God with humility, trust, and love), and fear of the Lord (wonder and awe), we have a great deal of hope for a bright future.  During these last weeks of Lent and beyond, seeking help from the Holy Spirit, work closely with your families to make them stronger than ever.  Our families are worth it! This is what we embrace here at Sacred Heart Area School, instilling these truths in each other as we share our lives together.  With Christ at the center of our lives, we can build foundations for a lifetime of   fulfillment, happiness, and success.  God bless you and your family.

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