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麥天賜校長

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Message from the Principal

 Recently I came across articles about sending yourself a letter in five years′ time. There are titles like: What would you say to yourself five years ago? Or what will you say to yourself in five years? Some articles start like this,” Dear me, I′m writing you this letter from the future…

 I found it interesting because it gave me a chance to look at myself in a different perspective. When we were young, we had dreams about our future. We image and we dare to dream. Our dreams about the future are colourful and full of excitement. In time you get older and older, you are more “practical and realistic”. You dare not to dream because you′re afraid of being teased on or you get ashamed when you fail. You tend to be constrained by the reality. You often tell yourself, this cannot be done. I can′t do this or I am not capable of doing this…etc. You give yourself tons of “reasons” to avoid chasing your dream.

 Let′s rewind and look at your past. You were so energetic and eager to achieve, learning to bike, to swim across the swimming pool or even learn to walk. You never thought of the danger or how other people may judge you. You were overwhelmed by the joy of trying and the eagerness to have it done. As you grow, this internal momentum ceases.

 On the bright side, you would say, ‘I am now more considerate. I begin to share their feeling within myself…” On the down side, you lose the courage to achieve the dream you want. I could use another word instead, your desire. That is how much you want your goal to be achieved. My beloved students, parents and teachers, please set yourself a goal today. Trust yourself and the all Mighty God, He always prepares the best for you. Only you have to cooperate with Him, so that His plan will work. Set your goal and your mind. Tell yourself that you can make it and try your best. Don′t just sit there and wait. The first thing is to get it started and then you follow your dream.

 Rome is not built in one day. Give yourself time to learn, practise and try. Don′t believe *Tony Stark solved his problems in the blink of an eye. That′s movie magic. Do you know how hard *LBJ has been trained? How much blood, sweat and tears has he spilt to have him in his recent achievement? Don′t just look at the result. Try to discover your real self along the way. Embrace your “success” and “not so success” experiences, your strength and weakness. Your constant reflection will build up a better you. This is how you grow up to be a Man. Please remember four Ds in your journey: Drive, Discipline, Devotion and Diligent.

 So if I have to say something to myself from the future, I would say, `Hey, what have you done in the past five years? Have you achieved the goal you set? What have you learnt? Are you a much better person than yourself five years ago?”

 My dear friends, in 2022 what will you say to yourself in 2017?

November 2017

*Tony Stark– Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

*LBJ– LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

 假設你是一位九十多歲的老人家,在一個夏日的清晨,獨自坐在公園的長椅上,仰望著蔚藍空中的絮絮白雲,請問你是在靜思當天的日程,還是懷念著過去的日子呢?

 事實上,人生是沒有「假設」的。人們多會跟隨自己的想法去行動,而要知道每個人所作的決定,會為自己的人生添上不同的色調。在我而言,人生並沒有成功與失敗之分。它只是一個長期持續累積不同經驗的歷程,故此我們得為自己所做的決定負責。縱使別人給你意見,但最終的選擇還是你自己。不管是全力以赴,還是陽奉陰違,一切後果均須由自己承擔,絕不能把責任推到別人身上。人生有很多不同的階段,各有特色,千變萬化,精彩絕倫,有時候只是當局者迷而已。

 大角嘴天主教小學(海帆道)是我在教區服務的第五間天主教小學。我在2006年由鴨脷洲聖伯多祿天主教小學轉到彩雲聖若瑟小學下午校為校長,並於2009年帶領學校遷往九龍灣,建立佐敦谷聖若瑟天主教小學,一直服務至2016年,同年九月正式接任大角嘴天主教小學(海帆道)的校長。在這十年間,我經歷了不少磨練,有縮班、遷校、擴班、成立法團校董會、發展資訊科技教學;同時亦接受過不同的訓練,如參與外評隊工作、為教育局推動學校資訊科技做分享嘉賓等,這些經驗造就了今天的我。

 不過,這些都不是我過去十年中最重要的經驗,最寶貴的是我能夠親身經歷天父的大愛,因為祂把我從重病中挽救過來,這讓我深深體會到人是多麼的渺小,人的力量是多麼的有限。正所謂「謀事在人,成事在天」,不要以為你真的能掌控自己的一切,而你為自己安排的計劃就一定能實現。然而事實卻是,你連自己能否在第二天如常起床也不知道。故此,我們要順從天主的意思,不要只顧為自己籌謀。我們要做的,不但要在一切事上盡心盡意盡力,且還要相信天主讓我們所經歷的,不論順境或逆境,對我們來說都是美好的,因為萬事都互相效力。

 各位朋友,請靜心聆聽天主的聲音。祂予我們的慈愛遠比我們想像的深厚;祂為我們所預備的遠比我們想像的更奇妙。只要你願意接受天主的愛,你的一切都會有所改變。

 願我們一起接受天主的恩典,走向新的旅程,並相信在此旅途中,仁慈的主常在我們的身邊。

 

 主佑平安

 

麥天賜校長

 20169