From our Principal

6 November 2020, 2:45PM

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Two Wolves 

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. 

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.” 

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?” 

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.” 

Dear College Community 

Last week, we farewelled our Senior College students on Friday with our Graduation Assembly. The words above were shared by our College Captain, Abigail Wilson.  This is not the first time I have heard this parable; its profound impact is real for me as a husband, dad, principal, mentor or coach.  

Each day, many of us face internal battles in terms of the decisions we make in the future and how these can significantly impact the direction we take in life, the quality of our relationships or to embed patterns of thinking that are either positive or negative.  

So which wolf do you predominantly feed? We are not all prefect, so the evil wolf might be fed at times, even though we’d prefer to let it starve!  

Go back and read those values. Where do you see them in your own life and that of others?  

For our graduates, it is a prayer that maybe we can all share for these young men and women, that these Gospel values, although not directly from our own sacred scripture, can be adopted as the compass points for their lives. At times, everyone needs calibrating. Our faith at Marist Regional College is our mechanism for recalibration. And through a strong faith, an investment in our spiritual development, we can, in time, discover a wisdom that is worth sharing with others.  

A strong sense of connection is another of our hopes for our graduates, that they feel welcome to visit and lean on the College in future years. The strong bonds of community and belonging will hopefully remain for our students in years to come. 

We look forward to sharing more time with one another for our upcoming Graduation evening held later in the month.  

Wishing our Senior College students all the very best for their exams commencing next week. 

 In partnership 

 Mr Gregg Sharman