Greetings of Love and peace to all of you!
It is a joy to be part of this Mater Dei Family. Let us implore God’s blessings upon everyone through this prayer.
God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I can’t change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Serenity Prayer (Reinhold Niebuhr)
Individuals, Organizations, Institutions and Foundations invest time, money, attention and influence trying to create change. Change is good because we have the opportunity to embrace new experiences. New perspectives are waiting for us at the doorstep. Opportunities are plentiful. Change is recurrent in all aspects of life. Seasons change, technology changes and people change. Change is both necessary and unavoidable. It is simply a part of life and happens when a decision is made. Everybody wants change, but not everybody is willing to change because creating change is not easy. Like everything in life, we will experience setbacks. How we react to these setbacks determine our probability of success. We need to understand that it takes time, both in personal and professional, to create meaningful change. Some people who have dealt with changes in their lives have become inspirational to others because of their courage, determination, openness and optimism.
As we have come back to the school, this is right time for us to create a framework for decisions that will initiate the actions necessary to facilitate that change and excel in our lives, in studies and in teaching.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi. It does three powerful things when we adopt it: 1. It stops us from judging others. 2. It replaces complaining about others with reflection on self. 3. It stirs us into action within the only thing in the world over which we have any control-ourselves. So dear parents and students, let us start doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well to make Mater Dei Family to its heights.
God bless you!
Sr. Nesam fmm.