This morning, Brother John gave us a morning message about our perceived lacks. He warned us that the materialistic culture always demanded us to keep up with the latest trend and to keep in our possession the latest, the fastest and the most popular things. As a result, we always feel that we are lacking something. Brother John reminded us that if we treasured these temporary and tangible objects, we would always be disappointed. In fact, he pointed out that the one thing we really lack was Jesus. The Lord Himself is the real treasure we should firmly pursue. Luckily, a good relationship with Jesus is not as expensive or temporary compared with our cell phones. Let’s pursue the real treasure and in doing so, we will find our lives brimmed with blessings and satisfactions instead of a constant dread of lacking.
This morning, Mr. Shing shared a message on Mobile games addiction. He was alarmed by the fact that some students were too immersed in the mobile game worlds that they neglected their studies, social lives and even sleeps. He didn’t blatantly condemn playing mobile games but he did suggest us to be wise, which could simply be translated into “study first, play afterwards”. Please take Mr. Shing’s advice and “be wise”!
This morning, Mr. Leung delivered a message on goal setting. He used the scientific method in discovery, the constant repetition of attempts and revaluations, as an analogy to achieving goals in academic improvement. He also encouraged us to pursue personal growth to enhance our physical, mental and emotional attributes. As the 2nd term has begun, let us take Mr. Leung’s message seriously and re-examine our goals, and more importantly, re-double our effort in achieving them.
This morning, Mr. Pong delivered a message on confidence. It can be summarized into two points: 1) confidence is accumulated as we upgrade ourselves; and 2) confidence is strengthened as we have more safety nets through relationship building. We all know confidence is important to us, but what we don’t know is that it is not necessarily an innate personal quality. As Mr. Pong put it, it can be built up. So build your confidence today by acquiring knowledge and friendship more actively.
This morning, Mr. Iu gave a message on “the right attitude” towards paper discussion. He used a story about how an engineer working for Mercedes-Benz solved an almost undetectable technical issue for their newest car model using to his persistence and serious attitude. Mr. Iu encouraged all students to use the same kind of attitude, almost like a coroner doing autopsy, in all paper discussion sessions. Let’s take this message seriously and learn from our mistakes. Yes, marks are important, but learning from mistakes is even more important, because that will help us get higher marks in the future.