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Love in Any Language is Spoken Here

Mr. Karolchyk was a tough English teacher. To get an A in his class was almost
unheard of, and it was something that I almost didn’t achieve. But, all those years ago,
in my high school senior English class in Parsippany N.J., I finally rose to the occasion
in his critical eyes and earned an A on my senior paper. We were allowed to write on
any topic, and I chose “Comparisons of Religions”. I was always fascinated by the idea
that there were different ways to worship an almighty Deity, yet the underlying theme
was always “love.” As our Bible tells us, when St. John was asked to describe God, he
simply said “God is love.”
In my music class I had a poster that proclaimed the Golden Rule as stated in every
religion. Of course to us as Christians, we say “Do unto others as you would have them
do unto you”. This encompasses in a few words the underlying and guiding principle of
all morality and love. So how do other religions state the same theme? Buddhism
teaches, “Treat no others in ways that you yourself would find hurtful.”; our Jewish
friends would say, “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.”; Muhammed
would say, “Not one of you truly believes until you wish for others what you wish for
yourself”; and I could go on and on. Love in any language is spoken here…and there.
We are just instruments and vocalists of His message.
If only we could all unite and spread the intended message of love. We at Trinity intend
to focus on that unity, acceptance and understanding. What makes Trinity so special is
that we are free to discuss faith and God. Our students learn that they can trust in God
and turn to Him when they are in trouble. My prayer is that they can take this message
with them when they leave our doors and continue to turn to God in good times and in
bad times. So, I say to you “Je t’aime” “Te quiero” “Ti voglio bene” “Konnoronhkhwa”
”Ani ohevet at” “I love you.”

Joyce Giroux, Principal