The car just wouldn’t start. As the key was turned in the ignition there was nothing, only a dull clunk! It was obvious the battery was dead. There wasn’t a spark of life in it. The day before the car had been fine, there was no hint that the charge was slipping away and that tomorrow it would be gone.
The battery provides the spark that makes the car go. an important question that challenges everyone is, ‘What provides the spark to set the basis for decision making, that allows our lives to purr with good choices?’
The set of values we develop are caught rather than taught to us by those with whom we live and work. Parents and teachers take seriously their responsibility to care for the children God has entrusted to them. Therefore, they highlight values to their children daily. This is done consistently and intentionally.
In our school family our challenge to and for each other is to witness to solid values. Values that encourage each other, that reflect integrity, faithfulness and respect. Values that Christ calls us to live by and share. In Jesus we have a life-print to follow. He not only shows us the values that provide a healthy spark for life, but he also provides the energy to live them.
Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth,
Make me whole-hearted
in respecting and loving your name,
Let me follow your ways,
all the days of my life.
Yes, Lord, let it be so!
Neil P. Schiller