Kairos 46 Reflection: Live the 4th

by Joshua Adoh

Out of all the retreats that St. John Bosco holds throughout a traditional Braves’ four-year experience, Kairos takes the cake.

Going on this retreat is a guaranteed eye-opening experience. I learned many messages, such as how to treat people the right way and how to spread love to others. One major thing I took away however is that you must first love yourself in order to love others. That will stick with me forever.

I have learned the importance of self-love and how it plays a big part in my life as a young man. Ms. (Mama) Valerie Shields opened my mind to the idea of going on this retreat, which helped me understand that I am never alone in this world as long as I have God, my family, and my close-knit friends.

At St. John Bosco, we are told since freshman year that we are brothers and that this is a brotherhood, but on Kairos this bond is truly emphasized. Nobody is perfect in this world, and with all the problems and hardships each of us go through on a daily basis, knowing someone has your back can go a long way.

I can honestly say Kairos has made me stronger in my faith to God and has given me confidence in my God-given abilities on and off the basketball court. This retreat has taught me what it truly means to be a Bosco Brave.

St. John Bosco is a great school and I have come to love all of my friends, the faculty and staff. This place truly is a home, school, church and playground.

If you are interested in finding out who you are as a young man and a Bosco Brave, then I strongly recommend going on this retreat when the time comes. Live the 4th!


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