School is so completely back in session that it seems as though there was never a summer break. Even though I don't teach school or have children in school, there is something exciting about school being in session. I think it is the energy of the children or the energy of the teachers or maybe a combination of both.
Maybe my joy comes in knowing that people are being challenged to stretch and grow beyond where they are now both physically and mentally, and that's a good thing. Part of my joy is simply that the new school year is new and that even so, some things never change. Two plus two still equals four.
"O Eternal God, bless all schools, colleges, and universities, that they may be lively centers for sound learning, new discovery, and the pursuit of wisdom; and grant that those who teach and those who learn may find you to be the source of all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." (The Book of Common Prayer, p. 824)
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek