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Monday Minute 10-17-16

Sometimes we get lost in the mix of the stress.  Here at the end of the Marking Period, it’s easy to “get lost” in the stress of getting grades in.  Let’s try to take a step back to breathe and laugh. 

Saturday was the feast of one of my favorite saints, St Teresa of Avila.  It was her spirituality, along with others, that ultimately drew me to join the Carmelites right after college.  The depth of her spirituality and her talk of journeying deeper into oneself helped me to discover more of who I am and helped me to also discover God.  He made me, so if I see me, I’m seeing Him.  If I also recognize that He gave me free will, then I know that He is with me in all of my decisions, and that He will bless whatever it is that I do if I am truly seeking Him.  This realization led me out of the Carmelites to be a married man and ultimately to Marist, where I can put this lesson to action with my students and colleagues.  I still don’t know where God is leading me, but that’s ok.  This lesson continues to guide me since we are constantly making decisions. 

Let me leave you with a prayer from St Teresa:

Let nothing disturb you,
Let nothing frighten you,
All things are passing away:
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things
Whoever has God lacks nothing;
God alone suffices.

This week's Monday Minute was written by science teacher Chris Lesher. 

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