The number of silly things that went wrong during the liturgies are laughable - we miscounted the number of people to distribute communion, we forgot a step stool to reach the Easter candle, we left the cover on the Baptismal font, the list could go on. But through solving all those little issues, our group got stronger, and by the end, we moved automatically to fix problems. And as I reminded everyone, we did all we could, it was valid, licit, beautiful and Jesus came. What more could we ask for??
But other than the fact that I'm serving the Lord, my favorite part of my job is the people I work with. I'm blown away by the selflessness of our team, their willingness to work long hours, the laughter and friendship that's been growing over these months. And the fatherhood of the Friars who are present on this campus is such an example. Their witness of faith is inspiring.
But now I'm in love with it.
I love being behind-the-scenes, preparing the little details that no one else knows go into an Easter Vigil. I love planning the minutiae and troubleshooting with 1 minute to come up with an answer. This discovery has energized me, and made me all the more excited to maybe do this full-time one day.
The Lord is truly risen, despite my inadequacies and questions. Alleluia.