In one day, it will be four months.
That might not sound like a lot to you. However, this past four months has been filled with a LOT of work, stress, and anxiety as well as excitement, success, and fun. Tomorrow will be four months since I accepted the election to be the administrator of the Diocese of Gary.
If I knew four months ago what I know now, I wonder if I would have said yes?
I have found out things that I never knew and probably some things that I never wanted to know. I have definitely seen the diocese from a vastly different point of view. We cannot always know what something is like when we are outside looking in.
Being on the inside, I have come to understand and appreciate much more the work of a bishop and the intricacies of the Church. Things, and decisions, are not always as easy as we would like to think.
I have been appreciative of the experience of the past four months but, believe you me, I am more than willing to hand the keys to someone else. I pray daily for a new bishop to be appointed. I still think it probably will not be until March or April. And that makes me a little fussy.