There’s a story from the earlier part of the last century found in the book “Springs in the Valley” that I would like to share with you. In the deep jungles of Africa, a traveler was making a long trek. Men had been engaged from a local tribe to carry the heavy loads needed for the journey. The first day they marched rapidly and went quite far. The traveler had high hopes of a speedy journey and arriving ahead of schedule.
But the second morning the jungle tribesmen refused to move. For some strange reason they just sat and rested. No matter how much they were asked or encouraged they did not move. On inquiry as to the reason for this strange behavior, the traveler was informed that they had gone too fast the first day, and that they were now waiting for their souls to catch up with their bodies.(1)
My hope for the students, staff, and parents of the Dalat community is that over the next week you will be able to get the rest you need to let your “souls catch up to you.”
Have a wonderful mid-semester break, We look forward to getting back together in 10 days and working towards a successful completion of the school year.
1: Dr. Michael Samuel