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Fall Thought from LS/RS Principal

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Dear Regents friends and families,
Recently I presented this thought to the Logic and Rhetoric School students that I'd like to share with you. C.S. Lewis writes in The Weight of Glory that:

“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”

In the dog days of trimester one when everything feels like it’s the same over and over again, I just want to remind you all that nothing you do is insignificant. And that’s why we ask you to leave things better than you found them. That’s why we ask you to be responsive and say “yes, sir!” or “no, ma’am.” In all these little things we’re moving towards whom God calls us to be - or moving further away from it. Every person we’re interacting with is someone who God has deemed to be of immortal value. And we can live in light of that reality, or we can live blinded and forgetful to it. I want to encourage you to live today with great dignity as beings made in the image of God.
Christopher Webb

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