May 2018 – Angela Reflection
“You must steadily persevere to the end.”
St. Angela Merici – Introduction to the Legacies/24
As the school year winds down and closure is happening for many events and experience, the end is almost here, but not quite.
So many wonderful things have happened throughout this school year only because we have remained faithful to our call as educators and parents. Remaining steadfast in our efforts to do all that needed to be done for the benefit of our daughters/students required much of our energy and strong will. We did not quit; we pushed ourselves and our students to complete the work that needed to be done.
Persevering to the end brings excitement, success, feelings of accomplishment, and acknowledging that we have been good and faithful servants of the Lord. Relying on one another for companionship, guidance, comfort, a listening heart, and moral support, brought us to this point of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. We cannot do all that is asked of us without the love and support of our colleagues.
A quote I have at hand whenever the word perseverance is used and that keeps me going is:
“Don’t give up. Even Moses started out as a basket case.”
There is hope for all of us that we will make it to the end. Thanks be to God for being our companion on the journey.