Message From the Principal – Silence is Golden

Today’s readings and Gospel could not be more meaningful. Words, we use them everyday. Our children use them, sometimes words we wish they would not use, other times words that bless our being. The readings caution us to avoid needless words. We should limit our words to those that are true, to those that are kind. Our lives are filled with words. Conversations with friends, family, co-workers, clients, children and those we read on the news and social media explode through our days.

This Lent, let us not miss those important opportunities for silence and contemplation. Periods of silence help to create havens where we can prepare to fully hear God’s word. This season of Lent gives us an opportunity to tune out the noise and embrace moments of silence, resting in God’s Holy Word.

Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy Kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

“If you forgive men their transgressions,

your heavenly Father will forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men,

neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”



Pax et bonum,

Sue Styren, M.Ed.