The Spring semester is upon us. We start with our traditional Faculty procession and gathering of the community at the Eucharist. 8.15am this morning; our honorary chair, Bishop Shand, will be the celebrant. It is always a lovely occasion.
Starting a semester with worship is right. This is our primary duty and joy. In worship we center our lives upon God; and in so doing, we ensure that the rest of our life is in balance. We put everything in context - career, relationships, worries, hopes, and fears are all orientated around a foundation that is grounded in the eternal. Worship helps us to live aware of the transcendent and therefore live with a sense of responsibility (we will be held accountable) and with a sense of obligation (we are called to live out our calling where God has placed us to serve).
So let us lift up our lives to God in worship. Let us vow that this will be my focus. And let us sing, listen, and receive afresh the good news of God in Christ.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President