The presentations lately have truly been awesome. Last week Sr. Addie, SSND, presented on the vow of obedience--holy listening. She followed characters through the scriptures--divine call, human response. Sr. Addie said that growing up she wanted ten kids, "fill up a pew." As she spoke of Abraham and God's promise to make him the father of nations, she said she heard God say, "You want ten kids? I'll give you ten thousand. Three trillion kinsfolk." How can one argue with that?! The other phrase that she used that I loved was, "This is a destiny, not today's answers." I often have to remind myself to see the big picture, to be patient, to be okay with questions not answers. Intertwined with song it was one of the most personally challenging presentations I have heard.
Our presentation tomorrow is on social justice. Such a big piece of religious life and the world today. It will be interesting to hear yet another point of view. Then sophomore retreat day on Thursday, and off to visit some Concordia CSJs in Kansas for the weekend. Good busy.