Wed 18 Nov 2009
O Chapel, Chapel of mine! Save my faith one teaching at a time!rnrnHaha! I just made that up! But it is funny how that has been so true in my spiritual life this semester. Last tuesday one of our own professors, Brian Smith, spoke again in chapel. A chapel that started in a low tone as we sang very old hymns picked up after this professor jumped up to the stage and reminded us all about the most important commandment: to love God with all heart, soul, strength and mind. Or as he clarified it, we should love God with all our inner being, our life and all our ability! That is what is so good about chapel! This is not just one more sermon you get to here every Sunday in a church! It unites the faith we profess with the academic study of that same faith! Sometimes it is easy to forget that intellect and faith walk hand in hand. But chapel is just a great time to be reminded of this “faith seeking understanding” as this 11th century Christian thinker once put.rnrnO Chapel, Chapel of all! I will surely miss the awe of it all!rnrnhaha!