Friday 31 August 2018

Building the Kingdom, Changing the World

This week I’m conscious of the contribution that First Nations men have made to our College community for many years. I was fortunate enough to be invited to a dinner honouring Bruce Turnbull (OR1995), the third First Nations man to graduate from the College. Bruce lives out his call to be a man for others by teaching in the First Nations community in Bourke, NSW. It’s these small changes that we choose to make each and every day that will build the Kingdom of God. And it’s men like Bruce, taking what they’ve learned here, adding to their ability and putting their gifts and talents at the service of the community to change the world. That’s living out the College motto of Quantum Potes Tantum Aude; As much as you can do, so dare to do. Sometimes, it’s making the smaller, necessary changes that are the ones that are most needed.


Grey skies and green water may not be the stuff of covers off surfing magazines, but sometimes there can be great joy in the small, everyday pleasures that present themselves to us.

Most surfers don’t go out for a massive wave; they go out because the ocean is out there for them. Every day.

What are the small, consistent joys you’re grateful for?

Fr Jack McLain SJ