As there is no chapel this week and our semester finds itself drawing to a close, our iChapel this morning turns its gaze upon all the scurrying and cramming, late nights and early mornings, toner-drained copiers and mind-decanted essays.

In this season of finals and finales, a short poem by Emily Dickinson may prove inspiring.

Have a magnificent start to your weeks and end to your terms. It has been a wonderful year of life, learning, and community as we share in a precocious and holy ministry together.

“Hope Is a Strange Invention”

Hope is a strange invention —
A Patent of the Heart —
In unremitting action
Yet never wearing out —

Of this electric Adjunct
Not anything is known
But its unique momentum
Embellish all we own —


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