So we begin again. Welcome to the first full week of classes in the Spring Term, 2013! I offer you these poetic words from T.S. Eliot as food for thought for this semester’s new beginning:
With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this Calling
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
from “Little Gidding”
Eliot’s words here come from a four-part masterpiece entitled Four Quartets. Eliot crafted the piece over a span of six years. The poem was published in 1943. Eliot seasoned the Quartets with language about time, beginnings and endings. Perhaps for us who begin a new semester of theological learning, Eliot’s words have something to do with worship, history, theology, internships, biblical studies, pastoral care, or just life in general.
So we begin again. May our journey through winter and into the spring both be full of new insights and deepening if not rediscovering of familiar insights.
|No classes on Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King Day Observance|
|Opening Chapel on Tuesday, January 22: Join us in an Epiphany ritual of “chalking the door” as we begin a new semester.|
|January 30: Last Day to Add Classes|
|February 20: Last Day to Drop Classes|
If you would like to add or drop a class, please contact Susan Robinson. You can find add and drop forms online. The last day to add is Wednesday, January 30.
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Blessings on the week ahead,
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs