I wonder in the midst of the crazy, unknowns of life — the big unknowns, like placing a child for adoption, or the lesser unknowns, like where to park your car — how often we take the time to recognize the presence of God at work in the details of life.
In an era when we are being dehumanized pragmatically at an alarming rate through abortion, euthanasia, and pornography (as well as commodification and consumerism), it is to the robot that we look to affirm our humanity, our mystery, our immateriality, our souls.
Life is full of these drumroll moments. God is conducting the drums in our lives to play faster and louder as he draws us nearer to a climactic moment in our lives. In these times of testing, or of uncertainty, God is preparing us for our next mission and strengthening us to walk faithfully with Him.
As this academic year nears its close, I encourage you to use this passage as you pray for and with your graduates.
When I was young, I was constantly looking forward, keeping my sights set on a dream future. Now, I am constantly looking at what I left behind, second guessing the decisions made, and worrying about what happens next. In hindsight, I wonder when, if ever, was the last time I was content to live in the moment, embracing the struggles and successes of the moment.
If we won't be getting rid of schools anytime soon, what will education look like in 10 years? That's always a fun and important question to think about and reflect on.