Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week. Learn, Serve, Lead, Succeed, the week’s theme was used as a springboard for our planned door decorating that took place. The various interpretations of the theme reflected each class’s developmental level, and the final products were designed to touch the young minds of our students. As I read the messages displayed on the classroom doors, I found myself reflecting on each one. Fourth grade’s interactive door was titled: Take What You Need: Strength, Wisdom, Compassion, Hope, Kindness, Self-Control, Faith, Patience, Humility, Peace, and Love. The door design included envelopes for each character trait that held slips of paper with inspirational Bible verses to support the contents.
Naturally, I wanted to scoop up all the verses in Self-Control and hand them out liberally. However, I took time to read the contents of each envelope and reflect on its message. I found them to be thought provoking and inspiring. I have noticed that others have taken time to select a few quotes, Kindness and Hope appear to be the things most needed from the choices given. Who wouldn’t like an extra helping of kindness and hope in the middle of a busy week?
Perhaps we should move the contents of the door to our school’s front entrance as a welcoming banner for all who enter our halls. Everyone needs an extra serving of Strength, Wisdom, Compassion, Hope, Kindness, Self-Control, Faith, Patience, Humility, Peace, and Love from time to time.