We Aren’t Exactly Going Hungry

On January 23, 2012, in Uncategorized, by

Living in today’s world, you see some people spending their lives trying to acquire more and more. Most of the time, attaining more stuff is never enough.

As a member of the Alumni Service Corps, it is expected that you take on the challenges of living in community, living simply, and serving others on a daily basis. Since being back at Brophy and re-immersing myself into the community I have realized it isn’t a challenge, but rather an opportunity to set aside some of the unnecessary things I may have grown accustomed to.

I thought this quote from Fr. James Martin SJ was a perfect way of summing up how to live simply… (From his book: A Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life)

“We’re not supposed to be, as I say in the book, twig-eating, cave-dwelling hermits,” he says. “It’s a sensible simplicity … I think living simply means freeing yourself up from things you don’t need and ultimately, that leads to happiness.”

Over the first half of this one year experience I have found my happiness has come from many different avenues.  Whether it be teaching one of the scholars, assisting another faculty member, talking with a Brophy student, coaching football, subbing a class, or operating the scoreboard for basketball games. Each experience unique and each experience adding to the joy I have been having on this journey. Oh, and I can’t forget the nice spread that we have access to every day for lunch!

Being back at Brophy has reminded me that waking up each morning is a blessing.  The blessing I speak of is one that gives me the opportunity to experience something new and meaningful each and every day. During my time here, I continually find meaning in my life when given the chance to have a profound impact on the lives of those around me.  I have truly enjoyed this opportunity and look forward to the next few months because I know they will be filled with lasting memories. -Matt Smith

Quick Update:

Loyola Academy Basketball has remained unbeaten in January and our record now stands at an impressive 7-1 for the season!  Next game (s) Wednesday-Jan 25th @ St. John Bosco 4pm, Thursday- Jan 26thHome against St. Francis Xavier 4pm.

Loyola Academy Broncos (aka LA Ballers)


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