I am overwhelmed by the number of famous preachers I’ve seen. It really is a surreal experience to be listening and seeing in person these preachers I’ve read. It is also surreal to be in a room full of pastors and ministers who preach on a consistent basis.
It makes the struggling and fighting and sleeplessness worthwhile. It puts the work I am doing in divinity school in perspective and makes me realize that even when I can’t see the goal, there are people who are living that life I am striving towards everyday.
For me, this makes a world of difference in the first week after finals. Although I am exhausted from the year long commuting and the early morning studying, I am refreshed and renewed in hope and seeing.