The Reverend Virginia Ward, director of Black Campus Ministries New England, spoke in chapel this week about sprinting versus an endurance-pace in our spiritual journeys. Ward, who also preaches at the Abundant Life Church, continued this semester’s Chapel theme on spiritual disciplines and spoke to over 1,000 current and visiting students about living a 3D lifestyle--desire, discipline, and delight. Admitting how she once discovered the consequences of skipping laps in track practice, Ward reminded the audience that we’ll see rewards when we give God our all.
Just as we stay strong when running a “four-mile loop,” Ward urged students to skip the shortcuts, engage the spiritual disciplines, and challenge ourselves daily. She quoted 2 Peter 3:14: “So, my dear friends, since this is what you have to look forward to, do your very best to be found living at your best, in purity and peace.”
“If you live a 3D life,” Ward said, “if you follow the path from desire, to discipline, to delight, then you will be found living a life that’s [at] its best."