Aramis

Really, when it comes down to it, there is only one reason I don’t immediately and enthusiastically say “Really?  I can go to seminary?  Where do I sign up?”

Greg and Bruce.

I don’t want to be shuffled all over the country when they are right here.

St. Paul’s not so bad.  Missouri is a little bit worse.  But if I become a pastor, there is no telling where I’d end up.

Bruce will certainly stay in contact.  I can’t stop him, and most weeks I wouldn’t want to.

With Greg, though, who knows?  I’d have to be intentional about keeping up with him.  And I suck at that.

Plus, more than anything else, there is a very different quality to hanging out with someone when you aren’t actually there with him.

But Bruce has a life that may be moving on.

And Greg, despite saying that he really doesn’t want me to go, also thinks this is up my alley, and I should do it.

And making videogames while pastoring won’t be too much harder than making videogames while Walmarting.  (Uh-oh.  Famous last words.)

So, pending further information and providing it really will get paid for, it is my intention to do this crazy thing.

Maybe now I’ll be able to sleep.

God help me.

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3 thoughts on “Aramis

  1. Bruce Burns says:

    The average pastor works something like a 60-80 hour week while getting paid for a 40-hour week. Every week. For the rest of their lives. You need to know that going in.

  2. Bruce Burns says:

    Oh yeah and I forgot.
    *hug*
    thanks for the comment, brother in Christ whom I love.

    Now.
    WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?! DON’T YOU DARE EVER, EVER EVEN CONSIDER ME when you are considering the calling of your master. I’ have half a mind to walk over to your apartment and 360 you on general principle! You know my inner name. If I were used by God to walk alongside you as you gained strength, maturity, relationships, then that is in keeping with who I am. But catalytic identity cannot claim for its own. And I would not claim for my own, even my most prized things, in opposition or competition to Christ!

    REBUKE!
    REBUKE!
    REBUKE!

    Are you going to betray my friendship by even for a moment considering your relationship to me over your relationship to my Master? By that I mean are you going to forge me in your heart into an instrument against my Lord? A stumbling block?! If years of rants, theological wrangling, throwing Greek at your brain, and generally trying to encourage your love of God’s Word mean anything, don’t betray them by saying something like this ever again.

    How dare you do this to me?!

    PS. I’ll be in town Saturday as usual. So you can be smacked as you so richly deserve.

  3. The Stranger says:

    The average pastor works something like a 60-80 hour week while getting paid for a 40-hour week. Every week. For the rest of their lives. You need to know that going in.

    I figured something like that. I haven’t missed the dark circles perpetually under Rev Fisk’s eyes.

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