I got offered the pre-6th grade Director of Religious Education position. Am I glad? Yes. Am I elated? No.
The task ahead is too trouble-laden. Too many unhappy people. Too many unknowns. There will be a lot of loss....no more baptism prep, no more lector training, no more this, that, whatever, that I do now. But, more of something else, I guess.
My colleague, Joe, was also offered a job as RCIA Director. He shares my relief. We are mutually glad we'll be working together for another twenty years.
Our most able assistant did not get hired. That makes it particularly hard to either rejoice or even talk about the future. furthermore, no one likes forced change, and I'm no exception.
However, paying the heat bill will be good. Serving God will be good. As one of you dear people said, whatever happens will be God's will, so I will endeavor to step along this new path with jaunty confidence that I am doing His will.