Today was the first day of the new semester. I had my first class with the seniors. Next week I add another with the rest of them. These two aren't really academic classes, per se - more like a time for them to reflect personally and theologically on what it means to be in ministry, how they can build community, and how they can be a community and support each other. Should be really good - today certainly was.
|entrance to the Episcopal seminary in Port-au-Prince|
--eat breakfast very early
--officiate Morning Prayer
--celebrate the Eucharist with my sisters
--head downtown at rush hour
--first class with the seniors - reflecting on 1 Corinthians 12 today
--meeting with the dean
--catching up in person with a former seminary English teacher back for a visit from the States
--celebrate the Eucharist with the seminarians
--a few minutes to finish the above conversation
--English class with the first year seminarians
--English class with the second year seminarians
--return during rush hour, dropping off a couple of children on the way
|rush hour on the Route de Delmas|
--take out trash and stop to pet the puppies, which just makes me happy
|the puppies earlier this week|
--work on the grade report and finally send it in, giving thanks that there is power and therefore email tonight
--decide to stay online for a few minutes. This may or may not be a good idea, but it's the time I have today, and who knows if there will be power tomorrow.
Fortunately next Thursday won't be quite so crazy, since I will have a few moments of quiet during the day - not many, but I'll have them.
Meanwhile, I have a huge fair linen to iron and send off - 84"x108" if I remember correctly. This is going to be a challenge!
And I'm preaching Sunday at the cathedral, so there's my sermon to finish. In French. Feel free to pray! It's only the second time I've done this.
It's been a good day. A very full one. I think I'll sleep well tonight! I hope you all will too.
|evening falls over Port-au-Prince|