Monday, August 30, 2021

Leaning into God

 What a way to start the week.

Lord, thank you.

Today in Greek 2 we finally finish the entire indicative mood. Glory be! Only one more tiny little morpheme to learn -- the passive voice morpheme. 

For an explanation ....

We are now a little more than half way to our destination -- the ability to read our Greek New Testaments. Being in the middle is hard. At the beginning, you have loads of motivation, even a little arrogance. At the end, everything comes together and you are so happy. In between? The middle is a time of nagging doubts. What helps you make it through is nothing other than grace -- leaning into the One who knows the end from the beginning and has mastered the middle. 

I'm beginning to think that this is what is most important about learning Greek: learning to depend on him. If I can instill that in my students, that's the best outcome I could imagine.