Advent Thoughts from Fr. Steve
Posted by Amanda Kelly on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 3:25 PM PST
Dear Alumni - With Advent upon us, I want to welcome you again to this season of blessed hope!
As we move through our busy lives I think we each have those moments when we wonder whether all we have done and worked at is worth it and will result in what we have hoped for. I can say that this is certainly true for us at Seattle University.
We live and work in hope. We help our students discern their true callings and set them on a path toward fulfilling their professional and personal aspirations. Sometimes we never quite know what will become of the lives we touch. And yet, out of a deep love for our students and with an abiding faith in our educational mission, we confidently and joyfully continue in our work, planting the seeds of hope. I am grateful to you, our alumni for continuing to join us in our mission and committing yourselves to the growth of our students in mind, body and soul. As alumni of Seattle University, you are living the educational mission every day in the community. Together, we are making a difference in the lives of so many.
This Advent season we are reminded to place our hopes and dreams—and certainly those we hold for our students—in God’s hands, that they may be fulfilled in Jesus Christ. My wish for each of you is that the comfort and inspiration of God’s love accompany you throughout this season of hope and the year to come. From all of us at Seattle University to you and yours, Merry Christmas!
Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J.
President, Seattle University