Celebrating Emmanuel God with Us by Seminarian Bro Kenneth Tham
At the beginning of every school year, there would be that sense of freshness and newness. New beginnings, new classes, and new students. Accompanying this freshness would be an air of uncertainty of what the new year would bring. Perhaps some of us have taken on new portfolios and responsibilities, some of us may be having to adjust to a new environment or new colleagues and management. There is that uncertainty and that unknown that awaits us, and sometimes it scares us because we want to be in the know. As teachers, one of the many things we must have in our classroom is control, and we project that need for it to our daily life. The newness and worries described above are only work-related. Even in our personal lives, we have our own worries. How shall we go about living out our identity as Christians and educators in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world? Scripture gives us the beautiful example of Our Lady. How she responds to uncertainty is what we are invited to emulate.