Although it’s been 12 years since my ordination, I can relate!
‘Have you checked your Kakao Talk?’ Daniel asked.
‘No, not yet. Why?’ I responded.
‘I just put a message there for you. You’ve been approved for ordination by the PCA’.
I remember doing a jump for joy, but the full weight of what it signified to me didn’t hit until I was in chorale practice for Handel’s Messiah that afternoon.
I had trouble concentrating, as my mind kept wandering to what this meant to me.
A spiritual community within the Christian tradition has finally said to me, ‘We recognize your gifts for the role of pastoral leadership, and we’ll set you apart as a pastoral leader.’
When I first came to Asia in 1997, I thought this was a possibility that I had walked away from, and that I would probably never return to. Heck, I wasn’t even sure I’d ever return to involvement in a church. And…
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