Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Next Little Hill

A year ago I would have viewed what lies ahead as an insurmountable mountain but, you know, one's perspective changes.

I'm back at seminary and about to start summer Hebrew ~ two quarters of classes crammed into eight weeks. People frequently offer the opinion that it will be easier than doing it the usual way, since presumably the language is one's sole focus. Perhaps, if one is 23. And that view discounts the reality that I spent about 35 hours a week on Greek when that language was the bane of my existence. (My three other courses got occasional nods.) I would have to triple the time to accomplish the same thing this summer, and I'm not sure that there are 105 hours in a week available for study!

This morning I prayed with last Tuesday's Pray-As-You-Go, because I like the music. The meditation suggests attentiveness and appreciation toward the gifts of others, as opposed to arrogance about one's own. I think that I will have ample opportunity to engage in that particular spiritual practice today!

4 comments:

Carol said...

Good luck with Hebrew. Do you think that the fact that it's a living language might help make it a bit easier?

Jan said...

Good luck with Hebrew. So impressed that you're taking it. I found Greek incredibly hard.

mompriest said...

For some reason I found Hebrew easier than Greek - I hope you do too...

Stratoz said...

I will keep you in my prayers for the next 8 weeks (and yes I am praying again)... or even longer.

peace my friend.