Peace be with you

In the Year 8 Graduation Assembly last week I was given the honour of saying the final words to the students and guests. I thought it appropriate at that stage to pay homage to our Scottish forebears who started both Scotch College and MLC many years ago, with a Scottish Blessing:

If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
So let it be!

Given the festive season we are entering and the thought that so many people around the world are caught up in conflicts and tensions, I feel that these simple words give us a guide to a more harmonious world.

Merry Christmas and I hope that everyone in our community enjoys the love of their family and friends and has a safe and peaceful holiday over the coming weeks.

Andy Müller