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.