Yes, it actually happened, I have received my Masters of Divinity from Atlantic School of Theology! We were treated to the wisdom of Muriel Duckworth, an incredible Canadian Quaker who has been active in the peace movement for most of her 97 years! She shared a great deal of wisdom from her contemporaries, and also invigorated us with her energy and her passion for peace and justice.
My favourite was her opinion on the recent news that the HMCS Chicoutimi will not be back in operation until 2012. “If we don’t need it for six years, we probably don’t need it at all. Let’s take that money and feed some people.”
Many blessings and congratulations to my fellow classmates who received Masters of Divinity, Masters of Theological Studies and various certificates. I consider myself in very honourable company indeed, and I look forward to entering ministry with these wonderfully gracious, intelligent, and blessed colleagues.