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Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Lord is My Drill Sergeant

So I went to Adoration and now I have a slight plan, we'll see how it pans out. I will focus on Spiritual Theology this weekend and see if I can get the essays done by tomorrow night. Then I will work more on the Old Testament stuff, (every day - memorization), and if I need to, re-read the 42 pages in the course notes for the Vatican II class, and hit the essays hard next weekend and next week. Then I should be ready for class.

At Adoration I was really laying it all out there for Jesus, wondering if I had discerned incorrectly...should I not have attempted Grad school? Am I doing the wrong thing? But no...I do sense that He wants me here because his interior reply to me was, "Welcome to Boot Camp."

Huh?! Yup. Boot camp for Catholics. I've enlisted in Christ's Military, and now he's putting the screws to me to see if I can "hang with the big dogs" (as a Marine Special Forces friend of mine used to say).

So, now my prayer has changed.

Psalm 23:

The Lord is my Drill Sergeant
I shall not complain
He makes me read books of Vatican II
He leads me to read of the Saints
And increases my knowledge of Him.

Even though I walk through the valley of academic failure
I will fear no bad grades
For Thou art with me
Thy Word and Thy Sacraments
they comfort me

Thou preparest me a test before me
in the presence of mine classmates
Thou poundest my brain with memorizations
my tears overflow
Surely more papers and test qestions
shall follow me
all the days of this course
And I shall dwell in the spirit of panic
for as long as it lasts


Ok, I surrender to the Lord my Drill Sergeant's will. Back to reading.


Cathy_of_Alex said...


But, YOU, get to His sergeant in your job in a way.

Be hospitable today.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that! I was wiping the tears out of my eyes! Keep that sense of humor and everything will be just fine!

Hidden One said...

Praying for you.