I love Springtime, because it is a time for new beginnings. Blossoms pop up out of the ground, and leaves pop out on the trees, evidencing new life. This should give us all hope for better days ahead. Springtime is a season that comes around every year, but it is also a season of our lives.
Hope in My Students
My fondness for Springtime centers around my students; those graduating with undergraduate degrees. As an Adjunct Professor of Theology, it always gives me joy to see students graduate, filled with boundless energy to change the world with their newly earned degrees. As each student begins one of my classes, I meet with each of them, one-on-one. I want to know what it is that they want to do with their undergraduate Theology degree. If you could hear what I hear from them, you. too, would be filled with hope. Some students want to be priests or enter religious life. Others want to teach the faith in their parish. And still others want to take the route I took; to be an author and public speaker on the Catholic faith. What each of my students hold in common is that they want to use their degrees to bring Christ to others.
This Springtime, Bring Christ to Others
Degree or no degree, we can all bring Christ to others. We can lift the spirits of the suffering, volunteer for a ministry at one’s parish, or merely witness to our faith by our actions. In all these ways, we evangelize to others on the teachings and love of Christ. We bring Christ to others. As Christians, that’s what Christ calls us to do. And Springtime is a good time to start, if not already doing so.
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