Everything we do at Pacific starts with the heart. When we start with the heart there is a sense of joy and possibility. Our purpose evolves as we do things out of love for learning, love for people and love for our environment. When we act out of love, our world expands and hope flourishes. Having love for people means we respect the dignity of all and walk together with all people as fellow travellers. We smile at the world, are inclusive in our relationships and look to help and support the growth of others as opportunities arise. We lift people up and in doing so are lifted to a greater way of being.
Jesus modelled this powerfully when the pharisees asked him the question of “what the greatest commandment was?” His response of love was surprising to the pharisees and a strong foundation for us to stand upon.
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And He said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.”