You may have caught some of LaVar Ball’s interesting conversation with Chris Cuomo on CNN the other night. Much of the discussion centered on whether he was appropriately grateful for the role the President played in securing the release of three UCLA basketball players who apparently shoplifted some sunglasses. Mr. Ball had some unique ideas about when, how and why he should be thanking individuals for what they might have done for him and his son. While Mr. Ball has used his sons’ prowess as basketball players to grab the bully pulpit, no one should confuse volume for wisdom.
While no one this side of heaven can be the arbiter of an appropriate level of gratefulness when it comes to one another, I can say with certainty that when it comes to God, we can never be grateful enough. Perhaps the most amazing part of God’s goodness is that even when we falter in thanksgiving, his blessings continue. The author of Lamentations knew this well. In the midst of sorrow over the destruction of Jerusalem he was able to say: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they arenew every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
The community at BCS has so many reasons to be thankful. There are innumerable examples to be found in the faithful service of so many teachers, sacrifices by so many parents, and effort by so many students. I pray you have the opportunity to reflect on what it means to write your own chapter in the BCS story and find some time to thank God for His role in it.
CSI Pension Fund Meeting Invitation
Participants in the CSI Pension Fund are invited to BCS to view a webinar on the future of the Plan on Monday, December 4, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Clyde Hill Campus. The following Monday, BCS will host a town hall meeting that will include representatives from the CSI Board and the Pension Fund Board. That meeting begins at 6:30 PM on the Clyde Hill Campus.