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no NEW car for me

May 21, 2007 1 comment

New 2008 LancerA friends just got a new car, a Mitsubishi Lancer (my ’97 van is behind it).  As happy as I was for him, I started realizing how 7 years of seminary will be a financial sacrifice for me.  I’m grateful for the Archdiocese for paying my tuition, room, board & insurance (mostly from the A.B.C.D. collections), but living expenses outside of that will be rough; car insurance, cell phone, travel, savings, etc.  My minivan, with 140,000 miles) is reaching the age of more maintenance, with engine & transmission cries.  It wouldn’t be so bad if I’d have time to make spending money, but 7 days at the seminary with some of Saturday & Sunday for myself, doesn’t look promising.  I know I SHOULD trust God to provide for my needs (as the Archbishop said at Convocation), but there are things that I would still WANT to have.  A wise man said, “caviar dreams with sardine pockets.”  Kermit?  Anyone?