A MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
A REFLECTION FOR EASTER
The Easter story is about the hope that we can begin to see the world as God sees the world and so trust that God is indeed everywhere in everything at all times — whether we ourselves can see the hand of God in this moment or not.
In 2012, I was a pilgrim in Jerusalem, studying at the sacred sites. I visited the Garden of Gethsemane, the desert where Jesus spent 40 days and 40 nights and prayed each station of the Cross as we walked the path that Jesus did to His Crucifixion. Amongst the myriad of pilgrims from across the world, I saw the hope that the Easter story gave to people, especially with those struggling with their health.
Hope is in the air. Hope that we can find security in the fact of God’s understanding of weakness. We remember the words of Jesus on Good Friday, “Go and sin no more” (John 8:11) and “Today you will be with me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43). Hope that we will eventually cease calling what we ourselves see as “good” and begin to recognize that good (God) comes disguised as everyday people who sometimes make mistakes but are honest and well intentioned.
The story of the Risen Christ is just as relevant today as it was to the first women and men who found the empty tomb.
And so on Sunday we can be elated in the knowledge that:
Christ is risen from the dead, Alleluia Alleluia
Christ has risen indeed, Alleluia Alleluia.
I wish the entire Bethany Community a Happy Easter where the message of Jesus and His suffering and eventual rising is central to our thoughts and actions as we enjoy some time for reflection on what is important in our busy lives.
Over the past week, I have been on leave due to foot surgery. I thank Mrs Joy Short for making herself available to be the Acting Principal in my absence. Mrs Short has previously held the position of Principal at Bethany and it was very comforting to have her return. I will return to the College on Thursday.
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