i love wednesdays right now. sure, i’m in class all day, but they are the interesting, practical classes…the classes that really pertain more to where i’m headed than much else i could be taking this semester. but the end of the day is the best part. i come home for a bit, get some dinner and then it’s off to a coffee shop with al to join our new community of friends and fellow travelers. and i look forward to it thursday through tuesday.
church on sunday tends to be a whole different feeling. i certainly don’t get the kind of spiritual nourishment at church that i get at that coffee shop. but the church is my current context of “traditional” (for lack of a better word) ministry. so i do ministry in one place and get fed in another. and i seriously doubt that the two would ever really cross paths. and that says something pretty significant…that i can’t get fed by doing the traditional ministry in a traditional institutional church teaching sunday school.
but when i try to leave that traditional institution, i get pulled back in. i thought maybe yesterday i would have an opportunity to visit another church…just because…since our plans to go out of town were scrapped but people at church still thought we were to be gone. until al talked with our college minister and mentioned that plans changed and we’d be in town after all. and so i was given the task of helping to set up for sunday school (we are in shared space…long story). the college minister was going to be out of town and was really concerned about how everything was going to get done and while she isn’t the type to over-spiritualize things, she definitely considered my availability an answer to prayer. and so it was back to the institution…
which is probably where i need to be in the first place.