Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Return to the grind

We wish our brother PLUs well as they head back to their respective seminaries. It is only 4 months and you will be back in the Diocese (some of you for good!). The rest of us will keep up the fort in your absence. Don't worry, we won't let the fine dining establishments go under while you're gone!

I hope the Rector's address isn't too painful. We know how those men can drone on, as though you really want to hear it after driving or flying all day. Perhaps the mic won't work? There's nothing quite like an hour of Evening Prayer. . . talk about the Liturgy of the Hours, and hours and hours. Let me guess:
  • Be more charitable to one another. After all, we never demonstrate passive-aggressive behavior in the formation committee!
  • Study harder. It's not like you will have a new event to attend every other week for a Diocese that isn't your own, but doesn't want to admit they have so few seminarians.
  • Engage the spiritual life. Just because no faculty members are ever seen in the chapel outside of community (or even at half of those) doesn't mean you shouldn't pray more.
Yep, they could save you the spiel if they would just lead by example. Is that too much to ask? I guess so. There's always the via negativa!

Safe travels. Don't let them get to you. Oremus pro invicem!

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