A few years ago, I was asked to give advice to current high schoolers at my alma mater. I shared how much I’d changed.
Perfectionism says you’ll never be good enough. You’ll never work hard enough. You’ll never have enough. You’ll never be enough.
As I prepare to graduate from seminary in a few months, I want to celebrate my origins.
“There are places I’ll remember / All my life, though some have changed… / In my life, I’ve loved them all.” – The Beatles
We, your students, long for full inclusion and an embrace of us and our gifts – and that’s different from what we’re usually getting.
Believe and support the survivors in your life. Be gentle with yourself if you are a survivor. This is a hard time.
We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”