April 6, 2014
Opening: Emma, an alumni from St. Teresa’s Academy.
To all my sisters of the academy:
With gratitude from your sister and love from God.
First, I would like to thank God for giving me the opportunity to meet all of you, because your joy and loyalty has given me a non-forgettable experience. In all my prayers for my sisters, I always pray with hope and love, because I hope everyone has as good of an experience as I had, and I pray with love because I hope that all of my sisters are well taken care of by the Lord.
I long to see, that the friendships I’ve made stay bonded as years pass on, and as I grow older they only grow stronger and more in touch with Faith. And people remain young and free from sin.
And this is my prayer: that your love and friendship gain more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that we continue our sisterhood as we grow older and remain true to Gods words.
Now I want you to know, sisters, how understanding the development of the gospels help us understand why certain words, sayings and stories about Jesus are included, but not everything he ever said and did. It is important to understand that the gospels wanted to get across Jesus’s meaning so they didn’t give every day casual conversations. They wanted to get across the most significant words. I also wish for you to know that Jesus’ free acceptance of his death is central to all of Christian theology because Christian believe the Jesus saved all people from sin and death only because he lovingly gave his whole being to God. Jesus’ death would not have had the effect of saving the world from sin and death if he had run away after realizing he was about to be