Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Formation Queries

How are we made into better servants by living and praying in spaces that are much too cold, too hot, or too smoky? Did the heat get cut out of this year's budget? Is falling ceiling plaster meant to enhance our dreams at night? (Didn't work for me - I was too startled by the "splat" sound to go back to sleep.)

I know that I should be grateful to have a roof over my head, but...I wonder, those of you who lived in seminary housing and then moved on, are these things funny later? Can someone help adjust my attitude?


Blogger Emily said...

It is funny, but also something the seminary needs to pay attention to. I graduated x number of years ago and the same problems persist. Probably can't do much about heat/cold in chapel because of its design--my favorite memory was the heat coming on with its loud clanking noises during Eucharist, something I'm sure the homilist always appreciated.

I suppose it does prepare you for the struggles of parish life, and to be aware that proper maintenance of a building in fact is very important in the pastoral care and mission of a congregation.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

Well, for one thing, I think NU doesn't actually turn on heat until Nov 1. I remember October being the most consistently cold month last year, precisely because of that.

10:39 AM  

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