WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND
“‘Quickly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand and sandals on his feet; and bring the fattened calf, kill it, and let us eat and celebrate; for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.’ And they began to celebrate.”
I don’t know about you, but I really felt like the lost prodigal son from this passage during my winter break. As most students were using their winter break to wind down and debrief from the fall semester, I was using mine to catch up on classes and write lesson plans for student teaching. I centred my life around my school work, and I felt like something was missing. I didn’t know what that was, but I had a hole deep in my stomach.
Coming back to St. Tom’s, there was one event I was excited for, The Winter Formal! This was the one event where students, alumni, and parishioners can come together to celebrate, and grow in fellowship with each other. The Winter Formal was nothing short of a celebration. Seton Hall was transformed into a “Winter Wonderland,” There was just something different from this Winter Formal from others. I don’t know if it was because it was my last one, or that the Holy Spirit was so alive in this place! Everyone was so joyful, with cheerful smiles on their faces.
Now, let’s get to the good part, THE FOOD! Now if you know me, you know this girl LOVES her pasta, so I was in HEAVEN with the pasta bar. We danced the night away with some wonderful music, from “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.” to “Baby Shark.” Everyone was having a wonderful time laughing, dancing, singing, and praising God for bringing us all together.
I guess you can say that the hole in my stomach was filled, and I was extremely happy to be back at St. Tom’s with this wonderful community. Thank you so much to the Catholic Falcon Community Core Team and the volunteers who helped out with this wonderful event. We could not have done it without all of you!
“No one has ever seen God. Yet, if we love one another, God remains in us, and his love is brought to perfection in us”
-1 John 4:12
Mary Beth Potthoff, Senior