Like working for justice? Like seeing faith in action? Of course you do! You’re my blog readers! So go read this blog, a fantastic series of reflections on service-learning, community, and justice-seeking: The Center for FaithJustice.
It features a couple Domers, to boot!
“So when you make a living, do not merely make money. Why settle for cash when joy is on the line? You feel a thrill when you dance, when you sing, when you finish your poem; even when you sweep the room you see order pressing back against the chaos. So when you create, never settle for making a living — at least not the way that the world might define that phrase. When you make a living, you are speaking a new world into existence. You are creating grace within the confines, you are co-signing God’s blank checks.”
Sorry for being so absent. Finally living in michigan for good. So much more to write later… But for now enjoy the view from our balcony (crazy, right?)
Life’s been moving way, way too fast to blog about it, but I have a free moment, so let’s give it a shot. In the last three months:
Phew. I’m exhausted just typing it. In the next 35 days, I will finish my contract and sort through my childhood bedroom. Then I’m moving up to Detroit for good. School starts for me in September. Have I mentioned that yet? I don’t think I have. I’m going to get my Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan. I know, I know! Skunkbears. But they’re the 2nd best social work school in the country, and you can’t beat the location- half an hour from our apartment. Being married and living apart would be so awful! So I’m going to Michigan. Not rooting for the football team, mind you. And not sporting any large yellow M apparel anytime soon. But I’m so excited for classes to start!
Life has been stressful and fast-paced beyond belief, but Matt and I are incredibly blessed that everything has fallen into place. So many things had to go right for us to be at this point, and here we are, married, with a great apartment, and both of us doing exactly what we want to do with our lives career-wise. Our good fortune takes my breath away.
Well, my free moment is up. I’ll post photos from the wedding when I get them back from the photographer, and I’ll talk more about the wedding then. Love you guys!
For those who don’t know, the Laetare Medal is awarded at Notre Dame every year to the most exemplary American Catholic. This year the recipients were Sister Mary Scullion, R.S.M and Joan McConnon of Project H.O.M.E. Their whole speech is worth reading, but this is my favorite quote:
“It might seem a strange thing to say to people who are about to launch professional careers, but we are convinced we must be people who see beyond what we can touch and weigh and measure and count. We must be people who believe — believe in the essential dignity of the human person.”
Read more at Laetare Address.