Let There Be Light

Friday, September 07, 2018 - By: Jim Ganley

In the 1980s, when my parents were teaching in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, I attended Lakefield College School. Rural, on waterfront, personal, and with a family feeling, LCS had many of the same qualities we cherish here at Brentwood.

We teenage boys attended chapel several times a week - sometimes reluctantly - but we boisterously enjoyed singing the hymns. One particular favourite was Frances Davis’ “Let There Be Light”.

As our 556 young Brentonians begin classes this morning, I was reminded of the opening stanza:

Let there be light, 

let there be understanding, 

let all the nations gather, 

let them be face to face.

May our students from 40 nations also seek the lofty goals of understanding, learning from our teachers and each other, as we “open the door[s] of concord”.

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