Twenty-two more minutes and next week will have begun. I’m sitting here trying to catch up on all my reading, a quiz that I failed (walked into class, guessed at every single one of 100 true/false questions and apologized to the professor as I walked out) and somehow get a handle on the quarter. Maybe I’ll put it off for a little while longer *grin*. Crazy life, this.
These last few days – besides the failed quiz – have been a real blessing. We had our cam (dorm) retreat. Not anything particularly deep, but really a time to get to know our fellow seminarians who live the same cam and to relax. I think it may have been just what we needed.
On the way home from the retreat, I was in a car with three other guys – all Polish. They didn’t have any music in english, for which they apologized quite a bit. But they all loved singing, so they just went ahead and played anyhow. Now I don’t know if you’ve heard the Polish language, but its not an easy thing to pronounce. For the most part, I can pass with learning Polish names and a couple basic greetings.
But I learned the refrain to one of the songs – Zaufaj Panu Jeszcze dziś. Roughly translated, the phrase means Trust Jesus Today (imperative). Its a child’s song, but a really neat tune and not terribly difficult to pronounce. Zah-u-fy pah-nu Jeszcze dzis (okay, so I cheated and slurred the last two words). It was a neat moment, to be singing in another language as we drove along, without any reservation, in a group. I’m not much for the warm fuzzies, but this was a good one.
Went to a baseball game today, as well (yup, really working hard to catch up on my studies….). Brewers vs. Cardinals. Awesome game – a really fun time. Again, however, it was a good time to spend with friends, enjoy some conversation and be. And the Cardinals won, 2-0, which made the game that much more sublime.
Not much of a point here – just glad to have been given the graces of a bit of common joy in my weekend and fellowship with friends. God is good! (all the time). All the time! (God is good).