|Yeah, that's Lara Shine shutting me down like I'm a|
rust belt factory.
In any case, today was a challenging day. We spent eight hours today in Safe Church training, learning how to protect ourselves and others from dangerous and abusive situations. It was both an extremely useful and an extremely taxing day. It did impress upon me the seriousness of the role I and my fellow seminarians are preparing to take on. The responsibilities we have to those who will be in our care are immense, and it takes an exceptional level of vigilance to ensure that we never take advantage, intentionally or not of the position we will one day find ourselves in.
On a lighter note the highlight of my week is generally the two or three soccer games we play. Our friendly matches involve a pretty wide variety of ages, abilities, and skill levels (there's a 6 year old who's probably got more raw talent than anyone else on the field) but we all play together and everyone manages to have a pretty good time. (Shame the whole church isn't like that...) One pretty awesome thing that happened at our game yesterday.
We play down in what's called the Trotter Bowl. It's a flat bit of field at the bottom of the hill and is adjacent to Quaker St (Yes, the Seminary is actually abutted by Seminary Rd and Quaker
Heck of a ball, eh?
Turns out you can survive a whole lot more than you'd expect from time to time.
|VTS Soccer. We're going to join a city league. For real.|
We're making jerseys and everything.
Thanks to the Rev. Adam Thomas for the catch on Quaker Lane, not Quaker Street. Yea, Sewanee's Right!