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My Fond Memories of “Acceptance”

Mary Rose Bacani

December 9, 2008
This week on The World I Know we look at "Acceptance."
In the first segment of this show, Justin Cutajar describes God as the Great Artist! Despite the fact that God wanted the world to have a variety of races, nationalities, and cultures, people still struggle today with being accepted for who and what they are. And that’s why some schools think it’s important to dedicate a whole day, Faith Day, toacceptancecollage.jpg educate students about acceptance. At St. Clare School, they do just that, and we spend a whole day with students who go through interesting activities like the 'Injustice Game.'
The student of the day is Fadi Ghazala. Fadi is a young man who has experienced discrimination in his life. He knows what it’s like to suffer from peer pressure, and he used to try to change himself to fit in with the popular crowd. Now, he has learned to accept himself for who he is, but it’s something he has to work on everyday.
The saint of the day is St. Thérèse of Lisieux. She is probably the most popular 20th century saint; the saint of ordinary people! She is known for her Little Way of loving God in the simplest ways – through a smile, through a hidden act of charity, through a prayer. Her Way makes it realistic for normal everyday people like us to be saints. Sr. Jero of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matarà shares how the example of St. Thérèse has inspired her to learn to accept her daily struggles and other people’s differences.
The “Acceptance” episode airs Tuesday, December 9th, the eighth episode of Salt + Light’s newest series, The World I Know: Virtues in Action. For more information on this series, check the Virtues webpage by clicking HERE. And remember, if you miss the 8 pm ET broadcast, you can still catch it at midnight, or during your lunch break (12:30 pm ET) the next day via live streaming!
This will be the last episode of The World I Know for 2008. Tune in again next year, starting Tuesday, January 6th, 2009, as we resume the airing of this series on Salt + Light Television with the 9th episode of the series on “Respect”.