As a Principal my heart wrestles with the real tension that exists between opportunity and balance. At RCS we want to strive for quality but not at the expense of causing harm or an unhealthy balance in order to meet expectations. As your family is preparing, praying and setting goals for this year reflect on God’s will for your RCS student. Wrestle with me to understand God’s call on the RCS student and how a person is to understand the difference between our will and God’s will. Have discussions among your family that promotes God to reveal his path and seek wisdom and courage to recognize His will, especially if it starts to differ from our human expectations. Timothy Keller puts it this way:
“God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything He knows.”
Jesus, God in flesh, is a God of interruptions. Be open to God interrupting life in order to give His good and perfect gifts so that life may be lived to its fullest according to the Father’s plan. May the Holy Spirit give each of you strength and discipline to live out your part of the partnership with the Divine as we strive for quality in our academics, friendships, extracurricular activities and spiritual growth. As a school may we all be sensitive to his prompting as we hold loosely to our plans in light of eternity, trusting our good and perfect Father has what is best for us this coming year. I ask you to join me in centering our heart on Jesus teaching as He instructs us to pray:
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven…”
Humbling ourselves as individuals to authentically seek after God’s Kingdom can only bring ultimate joy and fulfillment that only Jesus can provide. Holy Spirit grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference throughout this school year at Richmond Christian Secondary Campus.
Mr Jason Paul
Our vision at Richmond Christian Secondary Campus is to provide students with a quality holistic education that invites the opportunity for the Holy Spirit to restore and ignite passionate Christ-followers who display a depth of character and leadership, are driven by wonder and the desire to worship God, and are inspired by the Gospel to use their skills, talents and attributes to meaningfully impact our communities and world.