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It's hard to believe just how quickly the year is passing and so much has happened within our world. Currently it is that time when all the Year 12 students are completing their secondary education and are looking and deciding their future, what to do and just how to develop their full potential.
Recently, I have been involved in three Graduation Ceremonies and as I reflect upon those experiences I have thought about life and all it's challenges not only for those students but all in our world. To see so many young men and women, so proud, so exuberant and so full of expectation it warmed my heart. For most, it would have been some 13 years ago when they commenced their journey and now they were beginning to "move on and out". The question remains! “Has it been a journey or have they been travelling to a destination?” As I thought about this, I realised that this question not only applied to those graduating students but it is very much a relevant part of our lives too.
Answering such a question, I am sure the immediate response by many would be that the journey is the important thing but in some I sense there could be uneasiness in that their answer might be a bit too shallow. This may resonate with you or it may not but I ask that you take it with a grain of salt.
Reflecting on my own life's journey and ministry....well, put it this way: On one hand, I very much enjoy the JOURNEY which encompasses the DISCOVERY, the MYSTERY, the UNKNOWN and yet on the other hand part of me pulls back and acknowledges that I also like the DESTINATION which is the COMPLETION, the sense of FULLNESS and the manifestation of POTENTIAL.
It wasn't until I kept thinking about it all that I realised just how unimportant or insignificant the question actually is......BECAUSE......the journey is the destination and the destination is the journey. It is only our perception that changes. Look at a piece of rope.....it might describe our perception of linear time....the past, the present and the future, but hold it at the end and just look at it from here and what happens....you only see the end...the dot as it were, BUT there is a New Perspective....it's the same rope but you see it differently.
As disciples of Jesus, I believe that we are all continually challenged to look with new eyes and dream new dreams. As we approach the "Christ-event" where Jesus became one among us, may we be faithful to the reality of the Kingdom for which He lived, died and rose. May we continue to be messengers of hope, promise and potential.
Fr Tony Cox SSC
Executive Officer CVMA
As you know we have moved and I would like to personally thank you for your patience and understanding over the period of transition. Yes, we are behind in a few areas but we are endeavoring to get everything up and running smoothly in the very near future. Please do n
ot hesitate to contact . The doors are always open.
You will be pleased to hear that the first edition for 2013 of VocNet is nearing completion. Speaking of which, any articles, thoughts and comments about it...these are always welcome.
Fr Tony Cox SSC