by Adam Kronberger / Head of School
While my hours on our campuses has certainly decreased, I still often make quick trips to open the building for a teacher or retrieve a textbook for a student. On one of these trips, I was walking down our High School hallway, breathing in that new school smell. Suddenly, my sensitive nose was assaulted with the stench of rotten bananas. I knew what I had to do. I must find those rotten bananas, and make some really sweet banana bread.
I turned to my left and identified my targets: 75 student lockers. I turned to my right and identified another 75 student lockers. With precision only a seasoned principal can produce, I efficiently explored every single locker, rejoicing each time I opened a locker that they had no locks on them. I found the rotten bananas as well as many other unplanned science experiments and filled up an entire garbage bag with forgotten food leftovers. As I thoroughly scrubbed in the restroom like a doctor finishing surgery, it dawned on me that another 150 student lockers still need to be searched upstairs!
Precision turned into perfection as I repeated my efforts through the upstairs hallway, filling another garbage bag to the brim. Any appetite I had when I entered the building was now long gone. As I made the long journey to the dumpster another time, I once again realized an oversight. There were still another 120 lockers in the Team Rooms! What had started out as a quick errand to retrieve a Life Science book had now become one of the greatest rotten food crises in the history of the new high school building!
May I paraphrase the apostle Paul (Galatians 6), and encourage you to not grow weary in doing good. God is the author of the harvest. He has promised us a time of reaping according to his timetable. Do not give up. Continue to do good as you have opportunity to your family and those God leads to you. As we all eagerly look for the next season, let us not forget to flourish in this season. You may not have 420 lockers to clean, but there may be 420 dishes to wash (every day)! But while my duty was completed in complete isolation, our daily duties with family are simply isolated from many outside distractions.Take what you have and make it good, like really sweet banana bread.