Pondering…

Yesterday I got an e-mail from the director of the Biblical School I graduated from in 2011.  It seems they have some unfilled slots in their Catechetical School and are trying to fill them.  Gosh!  I looked at the syllabus, I looked at the location, I looked at the price.  And then I looked at them again.

When I left the Biblical School, I felt I needed a break.  I have had a break since May 2011.  I miss school.  I miss the studying that had me focused more on my faith and less on stupid stuff that makes me unhappy.

Pros:

Learning about the Catholic faith in depth

Being with like-minded people for 2 hours a week

Getting my focus back on good stuff

It is being held at the church I have been threatening to join because I like it so much

Perhaps being able to teach when I am through (retirement activity?)

Cons:

$465. a year (payment plans available!)

Church is 13.5 miles away which I will be driving in the winter

Classes are from 7-9 each Thursday, which is WAY past my bedtime

——————————————————————————————————-That is a short con list and a long pro list.  After my meditation this morning I got really excited about this.

Any thoughts from my blogger friends?  And when I say “friends,” I not only mean the people I have come to know through blogging, but also people who read but seldom comment.  You are friends in my heart.

God himself will be with them; he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.  — Revelation 21:3-4

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13 Responses to Pondering…

  1. Kelly says:

    I think the pros far outweigh the cons. Hopefully they cancel class if driving would be dangerous!

  2. Dave U says:

    It seems like you already know the answer.
    Go for it.

  3. luluberoo says:

    Sheesh, I’m in the same dilemma. Bat Mitzvah classes start in 3 weeks, and there is homework. Everyone tells me it’s hard (intense). I will have to go straight from work, and by the time I get home and shower it will be late. It costs $750 and lasts two years.

    I’ve given it considerable thought. What’s important to me? Graduating the class, accomplishing something difficult, learning deeply the tenets of my faith, being with like minded people, focusing on the positive/ good–this is what really matters to me.

    Hey, that’s just what you said!

  4. Syd says:

    Go with what your heart tells you. I think you already have.

  5. Pam says:

    In Houston 13 miles means “down the street” but the street doesn’t have winter all over it (LOL)
    I know you would love this girl !! Teaching in your retirement would be RIGHT UP your alley.

  6. My guess is you’ve already decided to do it although I know you were probably waiting for my input lol. (that’s a joke.)

    I say do it. The Lord provides. Money will be made available. Transportation will be made manageable. The energy to pull through past bedtime will be given to you.

  7. Thank you K. You bring up probably the best point. Thanks.

  8. Hope says:

    I am thrilled that you are going ahead with the class. I read this yesterday and thought to myself “Who better to learn to be a cathechist than someone devoted and passionate about their faith!” Yay. You have much, much to offer.

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