This morning, Br. John led us to contemplate on the proverb “This, too, shall pass.” Using a story of a powerful king’s ups and downs, Br. John pointed out the truth - “Change is the one constant in the universe”. With it, he encouraged us to be hopeful during unpleasant times and to be humble during moments of triumph. Remember Br. John’s words, “You are just a witness of change. Experience it, understand it, and enjoy the present moment – this too shall pass!” Let take this message to our hearts as we are preparing for the final examinations and bracing the results that are to come.
This morning, Mr. Shing gave us an inspiring message about our common misconception about genius. Using quotes from the iconic scientist Albert Einstein, Mr. Shing illustrated to us that true genius stem from diligence and creativity. They are something we all have and can be cultivated. So don’t think for a second that your destiny is limited by your inherent intelligence. As Einstein had allegedly written, “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Genius or not is determined by your own actions.
This morning, Mr. Leung shared with us his reflections after watching “The Miracles of the Namuya General Store”, a Japanese Drama that has tugged the heartstrings of a lot of people around the world. Using the story and his learnt insights, Mr. Leung encouraged us to listen to the voice of our hearts, to do little good whenever possible and to incline on Jesus for support amidst overwhelming challenges in our lives. Those are sound advice that might change our lives or the lives of others if we take it into our hearts.
This morning, Mr. Iu gave us a morning message about overcoming odds and making good use of our time. Using the life story of Steven Hawking, the late renowned astrophysicist, Mr. Iu inspired us to overcome our limitations and to live our life to the fullest as if our days were numbered. Steven Hawking himself had mentioned this countless times that it was this fighting spirit and the today-could-be-my-last mentality that had transformed him from a lazy physics student to a giant in the field. We may not all become Steven Hawking but we can all learn something from him and become a bit more proactive in our lives.
This morning, Brother John gave us a morning message about our perceived lacks. He warned us that the materialistic culture always demanded us to keep up with the latest trend and to keep in our possession the latest, the fastest and the most popular things. As a result, we always feel that we are lacking something. Brother John reminded us that if we treasured these temporary and tangible objects, we would always be disappointed. In fact, he pointed out that the one thing we really lack was Jesus. The Lord Himself is the real treasure we should firmly pursue. Luckily, a good relationship with Jesus is not as expensive or temporary compared with our cell phones. Let’s pursue the real treasure and in doing so, we will find our lives brimmed with blessings and satisfactions instead of a constant dread of lacking.