At university I majored in Education but also Anthropology. I thoroughly enjoyed investigating, learning about and discovering why different cultures and civilisations lived the way they did.
Margaret Mead was a famous Anthropologist that was asked once what she thought was the first sign of civilization? Instead of saying the fishing hook, pots or grinding stones she stated a broken thighbone.
She explained this was because a broken thigh bone takes a long time to heal and any living thing that could not walk or run would die from lack of gathering food or water or from other predators attacking them due to their inability to get to safety.
A broken thigh bone healed is evidence that someone else has taken time to stay with the injured, cared for their wound, provided food, water and safety while they recovered. Margaret Mead concluded that “Helping someone else through a difficulty is where civilisation starts. We are our best when we serve others. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”.
This week the PCS memory verse has been John 13:34-35:
‘A new commandment I give to you. Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’
Students have been encouraged to think of ways they can demonstrate love to others. Whether that’s demonstrating patience, kindness or care towards others at school or at home. Jesus spoke and demonstrated throughout his life the importance of love displayed to others through words and actions.
That small group of 12 thoughtful disciples changed the world by caring for others and sharing the message of demonstrating love to each other.
Imagine how a school of nearly 300 students could change the world through the act of serving and loving others?
Keep shining love by your words and actions PCS, you will change the world!