I’m enrolled in a program for people interested in Christian leadership. Why, you may ask? With some trepidation and currently at a snail’s pace — if, that is, a snail could do this — I’m exploring a path to ordination into the Episcopalian diaconate.
The program consists of a series of courses, one per month, taught over a weekend. I have a boatload of reading to finish before each and a hefty paper to write after.
September’s was the first and my paper on a reading from the Gospels earned me an A. October’s meeting was the weekend we were on our long-planned prepaid trip to Albany and, although I did the required reading, I missed the lectures and discussions on Genesis and Exodus.
Yesterday I finally finished listening to the recording of the sessions and have read the notes the professor kindly sent me. All that’s left is summoning up the courage to believe I can write another passable paper. Before Friday. Oy.