Saturday, November 17, 2007

God of Justice

Is God Just? Well in my small view, nope - but I would like to believe that that is because we aren't, not because He isn't. The world is not just because of our sin, and our determination to remain in such as state - that we in North America are determined to kneel beside our bed sides and pray for the starving children in Africa while we eat more than we need, throw away the excess and then worship our gods - football/hockey, Internet and ourselves. While much to our own horror the rest of the world prays for us. Regardless this is a discussion for a different place and time - I've found my answer. Yes, I am to continue with school, in a different direction - poli sci - and then serve with MCC or a related organization. Using my writing like Arundhati and related observers to disseminate to anyone who will hear - knowing that for the most part it will not be my brothers and sisters in Christ... maybe at that time it will be but as it stands now it isn't - but that isn't going to hold me back.

6 comments:

cheryl said...

the poly sci was the bottom choice for me because that perpetuates the eternal school concept. why do you have to throw down another $5000+ some odd dollars to get a(nother) degree that won't make or break any future job.....why can't you just learn about it for fun, or --- if you must learn about it in the stiff, university sense, that, although it deals with relevant social issues, is so far removed from how it is dealt with in the everyday sense --- just sit in on the lectures for fun, or audit it.....

Jenn said...

bah, it's not another degree it's finishing this one vs. not and not getting credit for this one. Having the minor in poli sci plus an additional history course or something will give me what I need to get my foot in the door for the practical. I just can't stomach that I've paid and done all this to walk away from it - and working at the clinic for all eternity isn't going to get me anywhere

cheryl said...

yes, i think finishing what you're doing now is a good thing.

what exactly was the writing op you had?

i think a PA would also be at the bottom of the list. seriously. all they do is prescribe amoxicillin suspensions and vicodin (the US version of T3). you'd be better of going for your RN and then ARNP which is WAAAAY too many years so let's steer clear of this whole health care field.

can you go into social work with what you have now? some nice cushy government job where you wouldn't necessarily have to deal with welfare cases, but perhaps low income seniors and women??? i'm sure a position like this exists, whether for the gov or for a small special interest group (*shudder*....left wing politics and their overfunded/gov't funded special interest groups....but i'm sure they'd love to have a vegan feminist all bright eyed and out to fight social injustices).

juicyjay said...

there's nothing like a semester full of KIN to demoralize a person.

I don't know what to say except that in the end it's not really about the destination. but you knew that anyway.

ACTS scares me too. so, so, sooooooo conservative! I think I"ve been an SFU christian for too long to go back out south/east of the fraser river.

juicyjay said...

and hey - if you are into health and keen to fight social injustice can I put a plug in for our Master of Science in population and public health (Global health program)?

Seriously -you talk like you are there already. And one day you might get to tell your bosses how to run their practice...!

Jenn said...

oh jocelyn I love you even more and I didn't think that was possible - yes kines has demoralized me - and you think since their all fit and perky in that department that it wouldn't do that to people, but it does... and yes I think SFU is wearing off on me -started conservative and now I would have to say I'm liberal... not parties that is - you know. A Master's Program? I think it would be great but the programs/MCC stuff I've been looking at is more in the Poli Sci/Economics stream of things... I should really link the one that started this all - but any hoo I have to get to the gym.