Sr. John Asks: For what will you be responsible?


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Sister John Michele Southwick, I.H.M., Special Contributor

We all are responsible for many things, especially college students. You are responsible for yourself, most of all; for growing into a mature young adult, for working hard at your academics, for your social life, for the decisions you make.

Sometimes it is overwhelming, and confusing. You have had people in your life who have tried to show you what is important, sometimes your parents, teachers, role models; sometimes you have just had to make it on your own.

But all of the times there is that something deep down that says, especially now that you’re not a “kid” anymore, that you are not the center of the universe, and there is something out there greater than yourself for which you might need to be responsible.

You have learned many things in college and found out that the whole world does not live as you do. You may have learned that almost 50% of the world live on less than $2.00 a day, that a million children die each year from preventable diseases like malaria, and that the seven most developed countries in the world have 25% of the population, but use 63% of the world’s goods.

Once we learn these things do we become more responsible for them? We can’t solve them. But can we do something? Yes. These are all projects that you can do something about. Mark the dates!

The H2O PROJECT and OPERATION RICE BOWL take place during Lent. Donate your extra change and give up soda and drink only water and donate all the money you save to help a school in Africa build a well.