On 22 December, we live-streamed our celebration via our electronic campus platform. In the first part of the celebration, we listened to a captivating song, Linked with Adversity 《逆境相連》. According to Dr Anthony Cheng, the composer and Dr Vansie Kwok, the lyricist, the song is dedicated to everyone affected and suffered in the fight against COVID-19.
Miss Renie Sinn and the two guest speakers brought to mind the power of music and the passion to serve each other. We realised that love in action, be it a creative act of song production or a word of encouragement, is one of the best cures in the bleak circumstances.
In the second part, we read Apostle Paul’s teaching on love in 1 Corinthians: 13: 4-8, 13. The theme of putting love in action is further made clear. We prayed for refreshing our mind with renewed joy and peace that no one but Jesus can give. We prayed for renewed faith that He never forsakes us. We prayed for bettering our relationship with God and others.
In the past few years, many Sacred Heartists continued committing themselves to visiting the elderly home and spending time listening to them. Some members of the religious groups scheduled regular tutorials to support the learning of children in the neighbourhood. Some S4 classes arranged crafts workshops to engage the mentally-challenged. Some alumna came up with the idea of producing mask folders and sent them to the community centre in Aberdeen. The snapshots of what our students have done in the past gave us a touch of warmth. It is more than singalong, chatting or games. The small acts of visit have sent a clear message that they are not forgotten.
In a sense, the pandemic has simplified our lives, turned our mind to ask what we really care about and how we could possibly share what we have. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13: 34-35