When our board chairman Dr. Krezowski and I discussed the prospects for reopening school last September, one of us remarked, “We might not make it two weeks.” The other agreed. Now nine months down the road, how thankful we are to see COVID almost in our rearview mirror. By God’s grace and goodness, we were able to keep the doors open and complete a successful school year. The academy community – faculty, staff, students, and parents – all came together and worked cooperatively and compassionately for our mutual well being, but isn’t that the way everything should work?
Just as the human body is subordinated to, and coordinated by, the brain, so also Christ’s mystical body – His people – are subordinated to and coordinated by Christ, “the head of the body, the church.” We are literally “under Him”: When individually subordinated we are communally coordinated. Paul explains it this way: “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” Paraphrasing Paul, “The foot can’t say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you,’ and the eye can’t say to the ear, ‘I don’t need you.’” No, the foot needs the hand, and the eye needs the ear – meaning that we need one another, and we demonstrated that “one-anotherness” beautifully this past school year.
On behalf of our board of trustees, faculty, and staff, thanks for working together as “one body” during a very stressful time to help us maintain our mission as a classical, Christian school. We wish each of you a refreshing, productive, and safe summer. Grace to you, and Peace . . .