Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Time to be silly again

Your Brain's Pattern

Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people - and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.

I guess some of that is accurate (it's the NP showing through). I have never knowingly made matches (after all, it sounds like an occupation for the heroine of a Dickensian subplot), although my oldest friend, Darling Daughter's Godmother, did meet her husband at my 21st birthday party.With that striking success behind me, I've never attempted anything else....though I do love introducing my friends to each other, and seeing what happens. I tend to panic, though. Friends still remind me of university supper parties, where I rushed in and out of my room, trying to entertain guests and cook at the same time, shrieking
"Oh no! This is DREADFUL!! Nobody's talking to anyone else" quite oblivious to the fact that only my maniacal visitations were disrupting the flow of conversation. Does that speak of ability to connect people? I'm none too sure...

No blacks and whites, though: that I would agree. Sometimes I wish there were.

Thanks to St Casserole for this. Isn't it lovely to see her indulging in a bit of mindless diversion amid all that she's coping with post-Katrina.

1 comment:

Sophia said...

Hi Kathryn,

I wanted to give you a little more info about the Rite 13 program without cluttering Anna's website.

You can find out more at www.leaderresources.com.

Be sure to read the "J2A intro" where they talk about Jesus as a 12 year old in the temple. This discussion of youth and youth ministry moves me to tears EVERY TIME I read it, and I've read it a number of times. It addresses problems with youth specific to US churches, and while the concerns in your area may not all be the same, I suspect you will be able to relate. It's worth reading even if you have no interest in actually doing the program.

I brought this program to my home congregation and it also helped inspire me to stop ignoring my lifelong call to the priesthood.

One other thing - you will probably notice that a pilgrimage undertaken by the young people in the program at about the age of 16 is a vital part of the journey to adulthood program. Many churches in the US send groups to the UK. If you or your congregation are ever interested in meeting or maybe even hosting one of these groups for a day or two it would probably be easy to find a group interested in meeting you.