18 Sep In order to grow, we have to share/argentine
“We cannot be indifferent to the tragedy of old and new forms of poverty, to the bleak isolation, contempt and discrimination experienced by those who do not belong to “our” group.” (Pope Francis)
The choice of a school for our children is one of the most difficult decisions that we parents have to make. For some, the closeness, the academic program or social status is the decisive factor; for others, it is formation in values, well-rounded education and the religious experience.
In the Handmaids’ school, we find an orientation that forms our children to be citizens who work for the common good.
One and all, in the school we come together in the proposal of solidarity, of social justice that presents us with many opportunities to participate, forming a great educational community.
That is how the Parents’ Association of the School, where all the families are represented, accompanies the Missionary Action which takes place there. This year, especially, one of the activities that we began in April was helping the work of the Episcopal Commission for migrants with Father Anibal, Alejandra, and Norma with food packages for humanitarian assistance in Quiaca, in the province of Jujuy, making it available to Senegalese migrants in our country.
We are aware of our limitations; we would like to participate more in these activities. Covid 19 has confronted us with these experiences of poverty, our own and that of others, challenging us to transform a throwaway culture into another more human and fraternal one.
Working in the experience of welcoming the stranger in need, without judging, looking at him as a brother, continues to be for all of our community a daily task, because it is the only way that our children will be agents in the building of a better world with this way of being in the world — with the charism of the Handmaids.
We know that by ourselves we cannot change our hearts, which are often hard and indifferent, but we trust that God will come to meet us in order to make us brothers, repairing us first.
María Inés Narvaja
Association of Parents, Belgrano School.