Sunday, June 01, 2008

Pour out your Holy Spirit upon Peter. Send him now to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, to announce the reign of God, and to equip the church for ministry, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Last Monday I was commissioned at the Oklahoma Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Bishop laid his hands and prayed. That graduates my states from "certified candidate for ordination" to "probationary deacon." It's still another 2-3 years before full ordination.

To be honest, all day I kept trying to talk myself out of it. I found of laundry list of reasons not to be there. And the question "What am I doing here?" kept cropping up in my inner loudspeaker. And the response that came back was the John Locke quote from the Lost episode I'd just that morning watched: "Because I was chosen to be here."

It was a pretty cool event. And Jackie snapped a great picture.

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