Letters in the mail can evoke all sorts of responses.
If it’s an assignment back from Otago University, I am usually terrified of the contents.
Mail from the bank, Inland Revenue. Slight worry.
Or unexpected mail that signals the end of a relationship.
Today I received a letter from Bishop Tom saying that I have been accepted as a Candidate for Ordination to the Priesthood.
This letter evokes a few things for me:
(a) I am reminded how much the Diocese could do with some help with their branding. It’s not particularly pretty.
(b) Terror. What have I gotten myself into? How (by the grace of God) do I get there?
(d) Immense joy.
November 19 this year at Wellington Cathedral I will be ordained as Deacon. Hopefully the following year I will be ordained as Priest.
Now to open the other letter from Otago University…