The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Blame calculus

“As a college sophomore, my dream to study meteorology ended when I failed Calculus III. Overwhelmed and depressed, I abandoned meteorology for German and applied to study in Tübingen [Germany] the following year (2001-02).... Practically every day in Tübingen began and ended with prayer. Centering myself with breath prayer, I meditated on Scripture and wrote in journals. I prayerfully walked (and ran) along the Neckar River and through the forest. Writing, praying and meditating became life-giving practices for me.... Reflecting back, I don’t think I would have been as open to deep soul-searching had I not painfully struggled with calculus ....”

From “An Awakening: How I Found Myself in Tübingen” by Megan Ross.


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