Chaplain's Chat

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Term 3 Week 8


Recently, I attended the Queensland Ballet’s presentation of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. There are not enough words to describe how superb it was in every way, and how much I was moved by the beauty and strength of all the dancers, especially the principal artists. I was also totally impressed by the amazing orchestra, the essential synchronization of the music and the dancers, and the creative skills of those who designed and created the sets and costumes, and the ‘fight director’ who was given the number of dancers with swords on the stage at times!

What amazing gifts and talents these people had received from God. How wonderful it was for them to be recognised, perhaps at school, or later. How tenacious and committed they must have been, to put in all the hard work, never ending practice, and living away from home as they travelled the world to develop and use their gifts!

All of these things can be applied to our students at Canterbury as they discover their gifts and talents. Their job is to make the most of every moment, every opportunity, and all the support that is theirs at our College. Hopefully, like St Paul, even when they are dealing with all sorts of things that seem to be working against their success, they can say with conviction, “I can do all things in the Lord who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13)


Blessings,
Reverend Elroy Mee
College Chaplain