Like many classical Christian schools, Veritas exalts service to a proper place. We are called to follow the one who came to this world to serve and not to be served. This past Friday morning we officially kicked off our annual Salt and Light. Our theme for Salt and Light this school year is “The Best of the Old and The Best of the New.” This is following our Veritas school theme for this year of following our call to be “scribes for the kingdom.” Our theme for this year comes from the following teaching in the Gospels, “Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.” (Matthew 13:51-53)
In taking the best from older and more recent Salt and Light events Friday’s kick-off was filled with joy and excitement as each grade at Veritas partnered with a local, regional, or global charity. Each grade was appointed a chairperson to coordinate the projects
throughout the school year. Each grade was introduced to their charity, learned about the opportunities for the school year, and participated in their first project for Salt & Light. Some projects will take longer than others as some will be spread out over several months.
To catch just a glimpse of the joyous spirit that characterized all of the service that morning, check out these pictures.
Finally, one other way that our Rhetoric school Houses are bringing something new to Salt and Light is a special fundraiser for the Act of Grace campaign. Last year, Salt and Light gave out cardboard bricks for every student to collect change so each grade could purchase a brick. This year, we have big House containers (Milton, Dante, Virgil, and Homer) located in each building so that the entire school can participate in this unifying service challenge. We have started to collect change and this will run through October 21st. Please contribute to this unique fundraiser for Veritas.
We seek the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that our service may be purely offered and enacted in a manner Jesus served others. All of our service should be characterized by wisdom, patience, and courage. We will continue to pray that the Lord bless us this year as we seek to serve in the name of Christ so that our Father in heaven is brought glory.