I may look forward…

Received a letter today from the Warden of Readers that makes it official:

“In the view of those responsible for initial Reader Training you have successfully completed the Reader Training Programme and may look forward to being Licensed on 3rd October 2009.”

So I am really to be a Reader or if you prefer the terminology, Licensed Lay Reader. I feel rather odd about it really: still not quite sure I’m really up to the role, not feeling really like I can be a minister; but in the good moments sure of a calling to do these preaching, teaching  things and try and make a difference in the world for God.

No great nerves, excitement or happiness I’m afraid, far too much to do in the next five weeks for that! Bless him, G insisted we have a take-away tonight to ‘celebrate’, but I had to go buy it because he’d had a gardening accident with a freshly sharpened pair of secetares he was mis-using – a 1.5cmlong and deep cut in his left thumb! Bless him!!

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About ramtopsrac

Church of England Priest, child of God, daughter of the New Forest, wife and mother.
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4 Responses to I may look forward…

  1. Andy says:

    R, Congratulations!
    All the hard work has paid off.
    May God Bless your ministry.

    • ramtopsrac says:

      Thank you.

      I know the hard work of training modules doesn’t finish till later this year, and I still have a Uni essay to write after Christmas for the attendant foundation degree, but setting those aside, I suspect the hard work is only just starting!

      However, God is good, and I rely on the fact that he has much more faith in me than I have, and will equip me as we go on together.

      Every blessing to you as you start your final years work!

  2. Sheena says:

    Woohoo! Will be there to cheer you on! XX

  3. Peter says:

    “….still not quite sure I’m really up to the role, not feeling really like I can be a minister….”

    Rachel, that’s the confirmation that you ARE called to the role!

    See Eph 2:10. And read it substituting ‘I am ‘ for ‘we are’ and ‘me’ for ‘us’.

    Pxx

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