Monday, October 5, 2009

SA=Spiritual Avoidance

OK, in the short-hand of those in the Education for Ministry program, "SA" is supposed to stand for "Spiritual Autobiography". And it does... but this weekend, and at this moment, I'm engaged in spiritual avoidance.

I'm not sure why this year's SA has been so particularly difficult. I do think it's fitting that on the second anniversary of my father's death, I'm due to present my SA in my class. It was his death that really pushed my life in a new direction, one which has put me firmly back inside the Church after years and years of running away from it, and cursing the Church here in Tallahassee with their eagle-imagery that made St. John's look like it was the Reichstag or something. And given the level of homophobia and intolerance coming from the pulpit at that time, well....

OK. Enough avoidance. I have to get this thing finished. And perhaps, once I do, I will post it in sections here. We'll see. Stay tuned!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thank you for the call tonight. I had actually forgotten that the date was when Dad had died. I wonder what that means. How would that work in my SB?

Peggins

SCG said...

Your SB? Peggins, I believe you meant "SA". I wouldn't worry yourself about forgetting the day dad died.

frdougal said...

"2nd anniversary" this is odd, my dad passed away 2years ago on 15 September. I have to say I found the date slipped my mind untill prompted.

SCG said...

That is odd, frdougal. I wouldn't have noted the date had it not been that my dad's death caused a critical turn in my faith journey, and to be presenting my SA on that anniversary seemed appropriate.