“Now my soul is troubled. What shall I say: Father, save me from this hour? But it is for this very reason that I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name!” “A voice came from heaven, ‘I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again’.”
“Thus says the Lord: Now I create a new heaven and a new earth, and the past will not be remembered, and will come no more to men’s minds.” Indeed, we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth.
We hear news daily about suffering in the world because of the ravages of wars, civil or international. Then there are sufferings that come from injustices and poverty. There is so much division within society and the world at large.
We cannot but rejoice with the Canossians in Singapore. 120 years of presence and mission in Singapore is a long time. So much have been done by the Canossians in Singapore. They have been very much involved in our lives and have touched thousands of hearts.
What are the pre-requisites of a Christian Leader? Christian leadership is unlike those from the world. It is not based on studies alone, skills, competency and hard work. It is not something that we can aspire to or demand to have.
One of the noblest vocations in life is to be a medical doctor. Why are doctors so highly respected in society? It is because physicians share a very important aspect of God’s work, which is to give and sustain life. For there can be no greater value than life itself. No one wants to die. Everyone wants to live.
Carmel as we know is a biblical place in the bible. It was at Mount Carmel that Elijah proved himself to be the true prophet of God when he challenged the false prophets of Baal to a demonstration of the power of God.
It is a great joy to be with you all today to celebrate your 80th Anniversary and Official School Opening with St Nicholas Family, students, staff, parents and old girls of this school. The theme you have chosen for this celebration, “Be the light of the World”.