Weekly Meditation Continued (August 14, 2014).

Though my spirit had been broken, somehow God empowered me for that last year. Just because I returned to school did not mean it was easy. I made all A's both semesters, and I think such was the grace of the faculty more than my academic merit. The most telling comment came the last week of school when the Dean stopped me and said, "I wondered how you and the priesthood would collide." I responded that if hardship made good priests, then I would prefer to be a superficial one and have less hardship. I was told that was not my choice........ Obviously.

Usually, in my meditations I direct you to some conclusion, but I will not do so this week. There are layers of spiritual meaning to this story, and some I am still discovering even 19 years later!  RSC+