Ok so tonight was wild. The students were wound up like nobody’s business. At one point I ended up really laying into them because it was terrible. I feel a bit bad but seriously, even the “good” ones were being a serious problem. After I laid into them it was better. The sad part is I was loud enough that they all shut up and I didn’t even use my mic for that part. I don’t really need it but I use it so I can speak softly and still be heard.
Anyways, we were mythbusting Santa and let me tell you, St. Nick is a bad a$$. He is my new hero. They guy lived before Christmas but also lived to see the advent of Christmas (if you are Catholic you’ll get that pun). He was born into a wealthy family and inherited the wealth at a relatively young age and then gave it all away. He became bishop but was imprisoned for many years because it was illegal to be a Christian. Constantine becomes a Christian and pardons all the Christians still alive in prison so St. Nick gets out. Eventually he attends the council of Nicea and gets so ticked at Arius for the heresy he was trying to get everyone to adopt that he gets up, walks across the room and punches the guy.
St. Nick was hardcore. Ten they toss him back in jail after stripping him of his bishop robes, but Jesus and Mary visit him in his jail cell and Nick says he was offended for Christ and they give him new robes and the Gospel so when the council finds him the next day they let him back in.
I like him better than St. Augustine who was also pretty amazing.