By Brian Brannon ’11
On May 21, the class of 2011 will cross a threshold of our time at Brophy and step into the real world.
The way we should live in this new world should be based on the lessons learned during our high school career and reflect the Graduate at Graduate principals in Brophy’s mission.
One lesson is to always love.
Topics such as indignity, human disparity and global injustice have been presented in various forms over our time here.
The only way to truly fix such issues is to remember to love everyone all the time, through small and large acts.
These acts will help ease the burden of those in these situations and can help crumple the foundations of hatred and malice.
Another lesson is to be aware.
Awareness has been presented during our time at Brophy through various presentations and service programs.
One such program is the Junior Justice Project, in which juniors learn the importance of understanding and begin aware of the disparity found geographically near to them.
The constant search of injustice and opportunities to fix it help develop a Brophy graduate in accordance with its mission.
A third lesson is to be diligent.
Diligence should not be narrowed only to academic ventures but also social and spiritual aspects of life.
Through constant devotion and attentiveness to one’s interests and relationships we can find deeper friendships, understanding and religious focus.
A fourth lesson is to be just.
The motivation for one to act responsibly and cognitively is fully dependent on one’s ability to act in favor of justice.
The prior three lessons help us live a life of justice by giving us guidelines to live by the principles of being men for others.
It is by loving one another, being aware of our surroundings and acting diligently we can begin living as graduates of Brophy College Preparatory.