First day of classes at Candler School of Theology yesterdayâ€¦! Orientation was really great, including a day of Contextual EducationÂ (aka â€œhit the ground runningâ€) orientation on Tuesday. We visited our work site, Wesley Woods, and I am looking forward to the challenges of working there. I think this incoming class is aÂ greatÂ cohort. Iâ€™ve been really impressed with their poise, enthusiasm, and spirit. I only occasionally feel older, especially when one of them mentions their ageâ€¦ younger than my daughter!
While I am a bitÂ apprehensiveÂ about the huge amount of reading to be done, I donâ€™t share the Â oft-stated feeling of being already overwhelmed. The information (so far) has come at aÂ manageableÂ pace.
It is quite interesting to hear my fellow student who express such confidence in their path. Many state a clear calling to a particular ministry. I donâ€™t share that certainty, and am resting comfortably with thatâ€¦ I am on the right path, even if I donâ€™t have any clear idea of exactly where it is going. I will stay open to the possibilitiesâ€¦ possibilities that are going more attractive every day!
Now back to my readings!