|Photo courtesy of Wikipedia|
|Studying in the library for the New Testament II exam|
|My desk in the midst of writing final papers|
|Library books for two papers|
Around this time of year, I tend to get so focused on finishing classes and packing that I usually forget to say good-bye to people. I forget in the midst of everything that I wouldn't be seeing everyone in next day.
Every year our community at school is different. For the M.Div students, we have juniors (first year students), middlers (second year students), interns (who are off-campus), and seniors. This was my middler year. Because of the year of internship that is served off-campus, M.Div students are never on-campus with another class of M.Divs for more than a year. This year's juniors will be on internship when I return from my internship and this year's interns (who I got to know last year when they were middlers) will have graduated. This creates a very fluid community.
But as this community says good-bye this week, a new community will form next year. I will not be on campus next year, but I still want to be in community, so if you have a blog, please put the URL in the comments below so I may journey with you too.
"Bless now, O God, the journey that all your people make,
the path through noise and silence, the way of give and take.
The trail is found in desert and winds the mountain round,
then leads beside still waters, the road where faith is found."
-Bless Now, O God, the Journey
by Sylvia Dunstan, ELW 326