Sometimes a letter in the mail changes your day

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?
(c) Relief.
(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…

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One thought on “Sometimes a letter in the mail changes your day

  1. Awesome! Once you're all priestly you should return somewhere central Wellington, I might be ready to be all anglican again, we could hang, it would be cool.

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