Without light, we are in darkness. At JPII, we do not leave anyone in the dark. Academically – when there is confusion and questions, we bring understanding and answers. The spiritual life at JPII is what drives our community. It is the source of our faith, our hope, and our love. Spiritually, we always seek the light of Christ. We begin each day in prayer hearing from the Gospels, we worship together each week in Mass, we take a day-long retreat during the year, we thank God for the blessings we receive, we ask God for help, we ask for his mercy. It is Christ’s light which grows within each one of us.
Our theme for 2019-2020 is based on Matthew 5:14-16:
You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden.
Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all in the house.
Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.
Jesus speaks to his disciples, instructing them to let their light shine. This light does not begin with us, but a fire that grows from God’s love and grace.
Each and every one of the JPII saints is a light. Our goal and desire is for these lights to shine bright so as to bring glory to God and draw others near to Him. It’s all about Jesus, y’all!
So this year, let us all recognize the God-given light within us! Let us shine bright before men so that all can see God’s goodness! Let us truly strive to be saints in this world!