LUMEN Issue 12 - December 2016 | Page 3

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As SJI prepares to make its return to Malcolm Road , and we bid farewell to the holding school in Bishan that has housed us for the past three years , Lumen decided to feature a special place on the Bishan campus that has united us across levels and sections . The amphitheatre with its signature green steps , holds many precious memories and events for both students and staff , and are presented in ‘ SJI through the Lens ’. This focus on space and its importance in our lives ( space helps forms part of our identities and construct meaning for us ) is reflected in many of the articles featured in this issue of Lumen : ‘ Global Education Programme Photo Exhibition : Sharing the Journey ’, ‘ International Symposium at Seifu Nankai High School ’, ‘ The Overseas Residential Programme – a physical , mental , emotional and social challenge ’, ‘ Reflections on World Youth Day ’.

Space was also an issue for baby Jesus . There was no room for His parents Mary and Joseph and Him at the inn , so they were forced to take shelter in a manger . It was not a place where the King of kings should be found , in a trough laid with hay . The manger reminds us of Jesus ’ humility , the sacrifice He made as Son of God to live among ordinary people , and eventually take that lonely road to the cross . No room at the inn . Will you find room for Jesus in your heart this Christmas ?
LUMEN wishes you and your loved ones , a peaceful and joyous Christmas . Ora et Labora .