“Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:16)
The Gospel Value of “Wellness” dovetails well with our mission to educate the whole person – spiritually, physically, intellectually, and socially. As Catholics, we believe that the human person is created in the image and likeness of God and with an immortal soul. “The divine image is present in every [human]. It shines forth in the communion of persons, in the likeness of the unity of the divine persons among themselves” (Catholic Church, 1993, section 1702). Based on this, each person has inherent dignity and should be treated, and also treat themselves, with respect.
Promoting wellness in one’s body, mind, and spirit goes a long way toward showing respect for God’s creation – that is, the human person.
LCSS promotes many aspects of wellness every day. First and foremost is wellness of the mind through education. Next, wellness of the body through PE class and athletics. Social wellness comes through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities such as musicals, athletics, and academic clubs and organizations. And finally, spiritual wellness comes through weekly mass, religion class, campus ministry, and service hours.
We are focusing this year on our nine core Gospel Values – Community, Servant Leadership, Respect, Gratitude, Humility and Understanding, Wellness, Patience and Perseverance, Diligence, and Integrity. This is the 6th installment of a series of articles which explores these Gospel Values. This installment discusses “Wellness.” (Please click on the links, above, to view the previous installments.)