Dean of Identity | Mr Charles Brauer

As for what was grown on good soil.

The Good Soil

I wish that my message today was about my success as an urban gardener and how I’ve mastered the tending of my lemon and lime trees and that I no longer need to go to Woolies. Rather, I’m miles from understanding horticulture but a little bit closer to understand the wonderful messages of the Gospel.

Fr Gerard continues to do a fantastic job of challenging students and staff with understanding Gospel readings. While listening to his homily at Tuesday Morning Mass I was again struck with his infectious enthusiasm for ensuring we take home some key messages. This continued after mass as we had a brief discussion about the following:

As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty. Matthew 13: 23

It dawned on me that a Terrace education aspires to just this. Our student formation program challenges our Terrace Family to be the “good soil” for others, establishing deeper self-awareness and more fruitful (pardon the pun!) relationships with others. This is a key tenant of a Catholic education.

Next week we join the 146 000 students and 18 500 teachers and staff of Catholic schools across Queensland to celebrate Catholic Education. You are warmly welcomed to our Terrace Family Catholic Education Week Mass in the Chapel of The Holy Family from 7.45am next Tuesday.