Tonight in his homily, one of our priests mentioned that the core of ministry should be a path to joy. (Paraphrasing. Unfortunately he doesn’t put his homilies up on the web. HINT.)
It’s really hard to see myself as a bringer of joy and my path as a joyful one, when increasingly more and more college students care only about the degree and not the knowledge. I know I’ve been guilty of this, as well, in my impatience to get done with this degree.
I could use a little patience here, Lord. And help me remember the saying of Seung Sahn’s, that living in a community is like washing potatoes–they bump into each other in the pot they’re in, and everyone comes out clean.