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.
This morning, Mr. Shing shared a message on Mobile games addiction. He was alarmed by the fact that some students were too immersed in the mobile game worlds that they neglected their studies, social lives and even sleeps. He didn’t blatantly condemn playing mobile games but he did suggest us to be wise, which could simply be translated into “study first, play afterwards”. Please take Mr. Shing’s advice and “be wise”!
This morning, Mr. Leung delivered a message on goal setting. He used the scientific method in discovery, the constant repetition of attempts and revaluations, as an analogy to achieving goals in academic improvement. He also encouraged us to pursue personal growth to enhance our physical, mental and emotional attributes. As the 2nd term has begun, let us take Mr. Leung’s message seriously and re-examine our goals, and more importantly, re-double our effort in achieving them.
This morning, Mr. Pong delivered a message on confidence. It can be summarized into two points: 1) confidence is accumulated as we upgrade ourselves; and 2) confidence is strengthened as we have more safety nets through relationship building. We all know confidence is important to us, but what we don’t know is that it is not necessarily an innate personal quality. As Mr. Pong put it, it can be built up. So build your confidence today by acquiring knowledge and friendship more actively.