I'd much rather be writing this post from the friendly confines of the finisher's circle, where, it seems, everyone else is. I've still got some time left on the clock, and the exams still aren't over. But they will soon be a thing of the past.
I'm learning to put into practice the whole principle of everything in life mattering. It's easier for me to just apply this to more blatant ministry settings, but that just robs the whole concept of its power. If everything really matters, like I've been learning, then even these last-few-drops-in-the-cup days matter. It'd be much easier for me to sign off, just make it through the exams, and receive my grades. That is what usually seems to come easy to me.
But I feel the nudge, somewhere down deep inside me, to finish the end with the same energy I started out with. To finish off these last-few-drops like I approached the full cup to begin with. It's not nearly as fun, and there's certainly no great ovations waiting at the end of it all, but its the right thing to do.
The right things oft seem to be the least glamorous and the least appealing choices. Dangit.