When I was younger (as in 5 years ago), I loved bubbles. Almost to the point of obsession, and for those who know me, when I obsess…I OBSESS. I loved blowing bubbles, chasing bubbles, bubble baths and that episode of Spongebob where Squidward utterly failed at bubble art.
Being here at Corban, I’ve come to realize that there is no need to get those little plastic bottles of that magical combination of soap and water, because I am actually living in a bubble—the Corban bubble. I am not saying that we are trapped in a “hollow sphere with an iridescent surface” (that’s Wiki’s words of defining it) and I’m not saying that this is a particularly bad thing.
I grew up in a very worldly world. I went to public schools all my life and pretty much had only non-Christian friends. I could bore (or enlighten) you with tales of the dangers and trials I went through but the point is that when I came to Corban, it was as if I entered a different dimension.
Prayer in classes? Christian curriculum? Christian friends? Christian BOYS (oh come on girls! You know you were thinking it!)? The world suddenly seemed smaller, not so scary and dark anymore.
I don’t know about you, but I hardly venture out of the ground of this school. It’s a rare day when I stray away from my perimeter of the Psalm Center to the Townhouses (Church and youth group don’t count—it’s pretty much the same environment.)
Hilltop News now has a World page, so you can know what’s going on outside the Bubble without actually leaving it. Students need to be informed about current events so they do not stay secluded in the happy world of Corban.
Personally, I’d think it’d be a good idea to not necessarily POP the bubble, but sort of expand it a bit. You never know, you could end up discovering something incredible. Like blowing your 10 pieces of Trident gum as big as possible before it explodes all over your face and you suddenly find yourself with an epic profile picture for your Facebook.
Expand Corban, expand yourself, and see what things God can do through you.