This morning some of us got in a conversation about worry. I’m not a big fan of worrying, but I do think sometimes it is warranted, if not necessarily productive. As parents, worry about our children can be helpful. If something about our child is a bit off - if we are noticing subtle signs that things are just a tad out of the ordinary - it’s good to worry. The worry will lead us to ask the questions - look more closely - and come closer to finding out what’s wrong. The trouble is, much of our worry is about things that haven’t happened yet, things that might happen, or things that could happen. The more we worry about those things, the more fearful we become. Sometimes our fear can keep us from seeing what’s right in front of us. So, worry about job security, or the project, or money can become so all consuming that we miss the things that we should worry about. But wait! The last thing I want to do is encourage you to worry about worrying about the wrong things.
One thing I know is that when things are about to change, we can all become a little anxious. I am a little worried that if I wear sweatpants everyday next year, I will end up growing into them. I am a little worried that one of my precious children will expect me to babysit for some of my precious grandchildren every day, and I won’t; and then we will become estranged, and I won’t see those grandchildren until they are teenagers and sneak their way out of the house to find me - the long lost grandmother who loved them but refused to babysit for them.
You might be worried that you won’t know the new principal, and that he or she won’t understand how we do things. You might be worried that things will change so dramatically that Lourdes won’t be the best place for your children anymore. You might be worried about tuition, teachers, new relationships, or all of these things. You might be worried that Lourdes will become just like the other Catholic schools in Montgomery County, or you might be worried that it won’t.
I wish I could ease my worries and yours, but I can’t tell you how all of this is going to work out. I think we all have to remember, though, that we are in the business of preparing the children of Lourdes for life and for Heaven. We are all doing our best to provide them with a strong Catholic education. God will guide our course from here on out, just as he has done for the last 13 years. So maybe each of us could worry less and trust more?
“Your heart cannot hold fear and faith at the same time - so choose.” - My mother
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Dates to Remember:
14 Principal Search Committee Meeting, 6:30pm
15 Stations of the Cross, 10am
16 Mass at noon
21 8th grade Confirmation Retreat, 8:30 - 3:00
California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser, 4 - 10pm
22 Stations of the Cross, 1:30pm
23 End of Third Quarter
Mass at noon
26 Spring Uniforms
28 Report Cards available online
29 Holy Thursday, Dismissal at 12:10pm
Easter Break begins
April 9 SCHOOL RESUMES, 8:00am
Mrs. McGann, Principal
OLOL Wednesday Words by Patricia McGann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.