Catholic Schools Week Recap
Catholic Schools’ Week has been a valuable time of reflection and celebration. At this week’s Honor Roll Assembly, senior Anna Clark spoke about what it means to be a student at a Catholic school, and I can’t think of better words to close this week:
Like Socrates said, there is so much we do not know, despite being able to use the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, write a glorious five-paragraph essay, or recite Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Proofs for God’s Existence. These are all admirable skills that we as students of Lumen Christi possess. However, as we progress farther and farther into our education, we often come to a point where our teachers cannot give an answer to the questions we have asked. This is not because they are uneducated or forgetful; all of the teachers here have brilliant minds and are masters in their respected fields. The fact is man’s knowledge only goes so far, and there are more questions than answers. Our God Himself is a mystery, and we will never fully unravel His Divine Nature. Instead of letting the fact discourage us, this should be a source of motivation and inspiration.
There is so much of this world to discover, and the world needs bright people with a passion for what they do. We have been given the tools here at Lumen Christi to start asking questions and to start searching for answers. That is our education. We have been given everything we need as young men and women, mentally and spiritually, to make our mark on the world. We have given the Truth that is Jesus Christ, and with Him, we can find the answers to the world’s problems.
So, my friends and classmates, let us never stop wondering. Don’t ever put a limit on your curiosity. Find that thing that makes you curious and pursue it. God put in every human being a desire to learn, and often, people throw away this gift and settle for what they do know. Don’t settle for less. Instead of letting that flame burn out, try to kindle it and let it grow. Regardless where we end up and whether we have a PhD or not, we can all continue the education we have received here, an education of not only the mind but the spirit as well. God has a plan for each of us, something He tells us, is greater than anything we can imagine. I believe that He wants us to use our brains to find out what that is and to live it to the best of our ability. May we please Him.
In the Light of Christ,