October 27, 2016
Dear St. George Families,
Develop an "Attitude of Gratitude!"
Do you believe that you are blessed? Do you believe that you are a blessing? Do you believe that you were created by a loving God who cherishes and loves you? Do you believe that all you have is a blessing to you - from God?
This is the basic message we hope to instill within our students. This basic message focuses on our relationship with God, and why we are here in the first place. Our creation is more than a biological accident. We learn from the Bible that before we were created, God knew us and every hair on our head. God created each of us for a purpose. One purpose is to ultimately share in eternal life with Him.
If we believe this, because life has little purpose if we don't believe it, then we also need to believe that all we have is from God and that we should be grateful to God for our many blessings: our children, our spouse, our family. We need to develop an "attitude of gratitude" to God and to be thankful for being blessed.
One of the primary means of being thankful is to attend Mass on Sunday; to take one hour a week and to offer our thanks to God. The purpose of attending Mass is not necessarily "to get" (like "I don't get anything out of it") but to give! Does God know we are thankful? How do our actions and prayers show that?
In sending your child(ren) to St. George School, you are saying to them that their spiritual development is as important, or maybe more, than what they become (teachers, doctors, etc.). How do we teach them an attitude of gratitude if soccer or so many other things on weekends become the priority and family spirituality is not.
Take time this weekend, and every weekend, to attend church as a family. You and your family will benefit.
May God bless you and your family!