A colleague and I commiserated at lunch today how the academy has fully transformed from a gathering of scholars discovering, discussing and disseminating knowledge to an overclocked motorized gerbil’s wheel.
A common joke among my staff is “we could get so much done if there weren’t any students.”
It is good at times like these to remember encouragement from God:
“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
“In vain do you rise early and seek your beds late, toiling for your food—for the Lord gives to His beloved sleep.” Psalm 127:2