Sunday, October 14, 2007

no, I didn't die

So, every night I get home and think- I need to update my blog. There's just so much to do and so little time.

As thankful as I am for my education, there's just so much they didn't teach me. For instance, one day I had just gotten settled in my pew and was trying to focus on worship and God and all that churchy stuff when one of my high school boys came and found me and said- "Sue we need you, it's an emergency." Of course I'm thinking, someone is hurt or dying or about to be arrested. So, I get down to the basement and find two of my high school girls. They were in great distress and very happy to see me- someone who could help. These are the moments when you truly feel like you're making a difference. The kids need you and that feels great. Then I was taken back down to reality when the girls told me what was going on. They had found a stray cat behind the building. Yes, all of this commotion about a cat. I stood there for a moment, and finally said, "Well... what are you wanting me to do?" Apparently, there was a person who was tired of owning their cat, so they left the cat, carrier, and a sack of food behind the church building. That's so weird. Anyways, as much as I wanted to tell the girls to just let the cat go, (it is just a cat for goodness sake!) I found an open shelter, got a police officer involved, and eventually found a farm for the cat live out the rest of its days. Just call me youth minister of the year. Perhaps I should minister exclusively to cats. That would be much easier.


Cary said...

As thankful as I am for my education, there's just so much they didn't teach me.

True that!

Anonymous said...

Isn't youth ministry the shizzle! I was at a church camp this summer and had to talk a kid down because he was upset that someone said mean things about Sonic (yes, sonic the hedgehog!). I wanted to look strait at him and say, "Who cares, can't you think of something relevant to get upset over?" needless to say, he was socially underdeveloped, immature and needed something namable to project his frustrations and pains to. lonliness, pain, joy and compassion show up in the most unlikely places in youth ministry - but I've also experienced adults who project their real problems into something totally irrelevant too.
I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying ministry...peace, Robby

Robby and Lynsey said...

HA! That is hysterical! If they would have asked me what to do ... I would not have been that nice ... and offered just to kill it so that nobody had to worry about it. :) Thank goodness you are a kind and compassionate human being. ;)

SOunds like you are super woman ... I hope you are getting enough rest! I'd love to talk to you sometime and hear more about it. Love you!

Allison said...

My dearest Cat minister-
Thank you for the concern for our littlest creatures... HAHAHA, that is SO funny!! I felt old this weekend when I saw two of my jr. high kids at ACU homecoming. They are college freshman!!! AGGHHH!!! Thanks for updating. I missed you.

Amy said...

SUE!! I miss you! That's a hilarious story. I wouldn't have been that nice.

Marta said...

Ahh the joys of teenagers! Too funny!

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