Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Yea! I mean this is wonderful.

Today was meeting #5 with my pastor, and it went really well. He liked my Spiritual Autobiography that I was afraid he was going to really not like; he has a few suggestions for clarity and perhaps include xyz things. But, overall he said it was very good and that I continue to do good work.

He gave me my last reflection assignment, which is exhilarating and humbling at the same time, which is to write my own ordination sermon to myself. And then I have to get my ministry contract tightened up.

His last words were that he will check with the parish discernment committee lead about checking into the possibility of a committee being put together for me in October!

I'm so excited and happy scared (if that makes any sense)! But, to feel joyous, to feel affirmed, to be making one more step -- is a gift. So today I will honor and cherish my joy.



Lee said...

Woo Hoo!!! Way to Go, JS!! Congratulations!! Yes, happy scared makes sense. I'm so thrilled for you!

Wow! Writing an ordination sermon to yourself sounds challenging! To me that speaks of being very self aware and then parenting/shepherding yourself if that makes any sense. Is this where our inner critics gets to play teacher/mentor to ourselves? I guess in its best form that can be a kind of self love that surprisingly ties in with what I've been reading in Care of the Soul, where we are the father image for ourselves. I'll try to send this text from the book via Facebook.

Hugs! Peace! Hope! & Joy!!!

murat11 said...

Cherish is the word...

Congratulations, jsd.

jsd said...

lee: thank you, and it will be interesting to see what i have to say to myself :)

murat: thank you nano for many many things