Catholic Education Sunday
Last weekend, the Church celebrated Catholic Education Sunday. A total of 18 parishes had the pleasure of welcoming school students in joining the congregation during Mass, and CDM welcomed students from Hai Sing Catholic School and St Anthony’s Canossian Primary School during the Sunday 11:30am Mass. We pray that Catholic schools in Singapore will continue to nurture and guide their students to become men and women of integrity and love in God’s name.
The Risk of Loving
Every time we make the decision to love someone, we open ourselves to great suffering, because those we most love cause us not only great joy but also great pain. The greatest pain comes from leaving. When the child leaves home, when the husband or wife leaves for a long period of time or for good, when the beloved friend departs to another country or dies … the pain of the leaving can tear us apart.
Still, if we want to avoid the suffering of leaving, we will never experience the joy of loving. And love is stronger than fear, life stronger than death, hope stronger than despair. We have to trust that the risk of loving is always worth taking.
– Henri J.M. Nouwen