Stay Focused. By this I mean keep the goals of your year in the Kaléo Program, the point of the academics, clear in your mind. As we were told countless times throughout the year, the purpose of the classes is not information, but transformation. This means that the marks you receive don't matter nearly as much as whether you come out of your classes more like Jesus. Academics are a great way to gain more knowledge, to really make you think about what you believe, to challenge and stretch you, to connect with your classmates, and to help you learn more about God, but they are a means, not an end. The goal is transformation. So, to those of you who struggle academically, who may not excel at essays or readings, please try your hardest, put effort in, but remember that the garden you receive are not the be all and the end all of your experience. Don't be discouraged, be transformed. And to those of you who might have an aptitude for academics, to whom reading and learning comes easily, please put effort in, but don't become engrossed by a quest for high marks. God is more important.
Don't be consumed, be transformed.