all manner of things

September 4, 2011

“I hate to break it to you,” he began, “but today is not the defining moment of your life. The defining moment of your life will come when you reach Heaven’s gates.”
I went to a service today at the nearest army base—the first Sunday service I’ve been able to attend in months, due to the practicalities of where I live. And it struck a chord in my being, bringing me back to the heart of things. It reminded me that my daily stresses of lesson plans & checklists, of classroom disciplines & security concerns, are not “the end of the world,” as the expression goes. For the truth of the matter is that there is an end of the world that is infinitely more crucial . . . that is, in fact, the crucial truth. Of this truth I have no fear. It’s a done deal, and I’m holding the trump card.
As Saint Julian so beautifully penned it, “All shall be well, and all shall be well. And all manner of things shall be well.”
Incidentally, I am in the middle of an approximately 400-photo project for work. So taking a photo for fun today did not rank high on my priority list ☺

One Response to “all manner of things”

  1. tucker mclelland said

    Good words for all of us! Thanks for sharing.So thankful for the setting from which they came!!! Praying Gods blessings on the school and the teachers and the staff and the precious students as you begin the school year….one day at a time.

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