Folks, just read this earlier today and felt that it's a nice story to share since we all come from a La Sallian background. Click the link for the jump to the story in The Star.
Age Quod Agis.
"When I was in Form Five, come Fridays, Bro Philip would instruct all the Muslim boys to line up, then head for a mosque nearby to pray. I did not comply with the directive because I was taking an important Science subject for my final exam and the lesson clashed with prayer time. The brother director insisted on seeing me in his office and requested that I get my parents’ consent to my skipping prayers. It was the first time the school had done something like that.
My father was elated by Bro Philip’s mindfulness and gladly gave his consent. He reasoned that the Almighty is all-knowing and that I would be forgiven because skipping prayers was not a deliberate act on my part. This was an eye-opener for those Muslim parents who were rather apprehensive about schools run by the Christian brothers. "