It has been so fun working to prayerfully support Principia while in the Middle East this past winter! One of my favorite ways to do so is through drawing inspiration from Education at the Principia. Each day here, I’ve read one article and have been so inspired by the fresh ideas on both education and Principle. On many occasions, the articles I’ve read have directly correlated with what I’ve been praying about. For example, one morning I read, “[Peace] is the result of overcoming selfishness, impatience, anger, envy, hatred, covetousness, and pride, and replacing them by love to God and all mankind. If we would help to end war among nations, we must learn to subdue a warlike spirit in our own consciousness. We must learn to love our fellowman and to see in him our brother. Are we not all children of one heavenly Father?…” (p. 58). This quote fit so perfectly because our group had been talking about peace both within and without.
We all received a copy of E.A.P. during prefall, which is such a great gift – so many phenomenal articles by Principia’s founder Mary Kimball Morgan. Not only is it important to be doing our individual daily work, but also supporting Principia as well. What a unique opportunity we have to be blessed with 30 minutes set aside each day to do so – together with the entire community! As the quarter is drawing to a close, I love working with the article “Spiritually Lighthearted.” I especially like the quote: “God would not give you something to do and fail to give you the wisdom, strength, and grace necessary to accomplish it. He does not demand of us what He does not equip us to do. Then we should go about our work confidently and joyously, grateful for every opportunity to serve God and mankind” (p. 222).
E.A.P. is such a powerful tool, which only helps to enrich our experience, whether at Prin or abroad. Have a wonderfully inspired end of the quarter!