I Cried Like A Baby

Today I was Approved for Ordination in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Upon hearing those words, I cried tears of joy and relief and thanksgiving.

More thoughts and reflections later.  After a nice dinner with my dad and step-mother, and a stop at FedEx-Kinkos to download the Diane Rehm Show on my iPod, it’s time to make the 3-hour drive home.

I’m going to be a pastor in Christ’s church.  I still can’t quite believe it.

Lord, have mercy upon me.
Christ, have mercy upon me.
Lord, have mercy upon me.

10 comments

  1. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.
    This synod is doing a lot of things that nurture and energize my faith in God and in this mission we call “church”. This decision ranks high on that list.

  2. Fr Chris · May 16, 2008

    Congrats, Chris!
    I’ll keep you in my prayers, and let us know when your ordination will be. If it’s this summer, I may try to come, since we’re in DC all summer and close to both VA and Philly.

  3. bls · May 17, 2008

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations. May God bless you and be with you in your ministry.

  4. Pink Shoes · May 17, 2008

    Congratulations!!

  5. liz · May 17, 2008

    Congratulations! Many blessings on your ministry!

  6. Rick Klau · May 17, 2008

    Congrats!

  7. Pastor Eric · May 20, 2008

    Congratulations!!!

  8. PS · May 20, 2008

    Good news. I’m at our mutual “acquaintance’s” home , came here for the baptism of the little guy. Nice to see where they are living. I haven’t been to this area before.

  9. John Petty · May 21, 2008

    Hearty congratulations! You’ll be great, especially if we can get you over some of your odd political and sports views. 🙂

  10. Diane · May 21, 2008

    congratulations! prayers for mercy and grace for you. it’s the only way we can do it.

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