The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God,” they are corrupt, and have committed abominable injustice; there is no one who does good.
Sometimes even the things I like least about Worcester experience a flash of surprising beauty, like seeing these sunset-reflecting triple-deckers. Worcester has its fill of these often hideous, decrepit buildings, but this picture is a reminder that beauty can come from looking at the same thing from a different perspective — a different light, so to speak.
That could be the story of my year: a new perspective. Although I diligently studied (and earned grades accordingly), much of the value of this year came as I learned more of who I am becoming. We’re born into our own skins, but they don’t always fit quite right until you grow into them. I’ve spent the year continuing to grow into myself. Looking at the same things from different views, and realizing that what looked filthy and hateful from one perspective through God’s loving eyes glows with value and beauty.
I also learned what a good Bible study can do for your heart, and will be co-leading it next year. Finally, I learned that teaching isn’t always about the right answer; it’s about asking the right question, a skill I’ll employ as a tutor at the Writing Center next year. I only hope that I can thrive in Europe this term as well as I did here at WPI the last four terms.