On the Season: Light in Darkness

As the University prepares to close for our annual winter break, it is worth noting that this time of year is indeed the season of light.

For people of numerous faith and secular traditions, late December is a time of celebration of “Festivals of Light.” During a season when the days are shortest and nights longest, there is still light and reason to hope.

In the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all the darkness.”

For us in higher education, the theme of light has an even deeper significance. We are called to be a light in darkness year-round, to equip students to see clearly, to share knowledge, and to be open to the possibility of new ideas.

Here at Middle Georgia State, our symbol is the torch of learning. Even as we take the time to recreate and re-create next week, let our light shine brightly to inspire hope in all we meet.

May you and yours have a wonderful holiday season! I look forward to seeing and working with you in the New Year.