“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord”. (Colossians 3:20)
My dear Children, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This week is the beginning of the school year for many of our children.
Let us begin this school year by hearing Jesus’ invitation to love and to respect each other. He has told us ‘I am the love to be loved, I am the life to be shared, I am the truth to be told, I am the light to be lit, I am the peace to be given’. May we share this love, life, joy, truth, light and peace with each other today and throughout the coming year!
As we prepare to send our children to school, let us ask God’s blessings on school and schoolwork, students and teachers, parents and friends, sports and activities and on everything that is part of the school, family and our community life.
Lord God, your Spirit of wisdom fills our lives and teaches us your ways. Look upon our young people. May they enjoy their learning and take delight in new discoveries. Help them to persevere in their studies and give them the desire to learn all things well. Look upon our teachers. May they strive to share their knowledge with gentle patience and endeavor always to bring the truth to eager minds!
Grant that students and teachers alike may follow Jesus Christ, the way, the truth and the life, forever and ever. Amen.
God’s blessings upon you!
Fr. Thomas Kadukapillil, Vicar