The other day we had our first significant snowfall. The kids at recess built snow tunnels, made cocoons for themselves in the snowbanks and slid down the hill. They were so excited as they ran cheerfully across the parking lot at top speed in their cumbersome snow pants, boots, coats, hats and mittens. Some of them carried little plastic shovels for digging tunnels in the steep snowbanks. They dug for the sake of seeing how far they could go. Curiosity was their fuel.
The most successful men and women of every era reveal that curiosity was the motivation that turned them into entrepreneurs, scientists, teachers and doctors. I challenged the children at Mass this week to be curious and to learn one new thing every day until June and to keep track of it in a notebook. That's a potential of 180 new things to learn between now and the end of the school year. At Good Shepherd Catholic School we encourage our students to be curious. Curiosity opens doors and opportunities; boredom slams them shut.
Written By: Fr. Lance W. Harlow
Date Published: January 11, 2024