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Dec 12, 2010

#5: Chapel

The fifth thing on this little list is chapel.  At a Christian liberal-arts school, a student is likely to find some sort of chapel attendance requirement.  And while said student will often grumble and complain about being required to go, or not having gone to enough, chapels, I've always secretly (and not so secretly) been in love with it.  True, there are some chapels I wish I hadn't sat through, but overall, I love that our campus takes time three days a week to come together, to worship, to learn, and to seek to understand better our faith and our world.
There is something peaceful and rejuvenating about going to chapel.  It never requires preparation, it just says "come as you are" and it never asks you to take homework and deadlines with you when you leave its doors.  I've missed it dearly during this last semester, because every Monday and Wednesday morning, I'm off campus taking a class.  And I'll certainly miss it when it is no longer an easily accessible part of my life.  However, I can look back on the learning and growth that attending chapel has fostered, and be ever so grateful that, required or not, it is a part of this community.

3 comments:

  1. I love you and am so proud of you! Please know that I am crying right along with you as I read your list! I am so glad that the last 3 and a half years have blessed you and shaped you into the young woman you are today.

    Mom

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  2. Thank you and thank you for making the opportunity to study, learn, and grow in a place like this possible! I love you!

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  3. There's always chapel on iTunes U! I tuned in from Australia, like a big nerd who loves chapel.

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