I heard some really discouraging and sobering news the other day, and I wanted to take a break from Greek instruction to share it with you.
A friend of mine just left the ministry. This is a young man who felt the call of the Lord, and committed his undergraduate education to Biblical Studies. His wife and he made an additional commitment to go to seminary, a decision that involved major sacrifice on their part. It was interesting, they said, to live with all the hookers in their town. But the rent was cheap.
And when his young wife's health continued to deteriorate, they move to another seminary to finish his education.
The point of all this is that we are looking at about six years of significant sacrifice. Six years. Perhaps more.