Lessons from the classroom
(What my studies in CL103 did to me?)
Even in college, I have observed that I still need to study some of the basics or minor subjects like English, Filipino and Mathematics. I am taking up Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the College of the Immaculate Conception and I feel awkward because of the CL or Christian Living subjects I still need to take up. I appreciate that I enrolled in a Catholic school, but I didn’t expect it will be taught in college. I thought that CL was not related to my course. Moreover, I’m already a Christian so I see no need for me to take it up anymore. But then, it was my choice to study here and part of it is being required to take CL up as part of the curriculum. I first thought that it will be a boring subject because I didn’t take into account its significance. I finished my elementary education at from the Sto. Cristo Elementary School and my high school education at General de Jesus College. Because both of them were not Catholic schools, they hadn’t provided me with religion subjects. So I have grown up not knowledgeable of my own religion. So when I started my study at College of the Immaculate Conception, I found it hard to cope up with CL subjects. It was only in during college that I started learning things about my religion. As I was taking up Cl101 and CL102 (under Sister Hermina and Sister Mari Flor, respectively), I came to realize that I’m only a Christian by name. Because I haven’t encountered any religion subjects, I haven’t gained much knowledge about Christianity. I only celebrate the Holy Mass and other religious celebrations in our town because my friends want me to join them. So I’m very thankful to my nun teachers because they have provided me the knowledge that I needed, and they have provided activities like meditations which strengthened my faith. I learned not only to accept knowledge but also to appreciate being a Christian. I learned to appreciate the...
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