From our retired pastor...Bless You...

From our retired pastor...Bless You... 

I have refused to live locked in the orderly house of
     reasons and proofs.
The world I live in and believe in is wider than that.

And anyway, what’s wrong with Maybe?
You wouldn’t believe what once or twice I have seen.
I’ll just tell you this: only if there are angels in your head
will you ever, possibly, see one.                         

                                              Mary Oliver, The World I Live In
 
I believe that we will come through all of the crazy stuff happening around us.  We have to have faith that the goodness of people will shine through.

Just like when the pandemic struck and thousands of health care workers rose to the occasion, so too is it happening in Texas where thousands of folks are coming to help during the wintery mess.  It really is the only thing we have to offer – our help!  And that comes in many forms: prayers, money to organizations that bring aid, and some folks, who are able, bring their hands and feet to work on the ground.  It is what we do as humans – help each other.

This is not a time to pick sides and harangue and disparage the ‘other’ side; this is the time to put our differences aside and work together to bring us into a new “normal.”   Our world needs a breath of fresh air and we, supported by the God who loves, can make this happen.

As the song, “We Are the World” goes:
We are the world; we are the children; we are the ones who make a brighter day.
So, let's start giving; there's a choice we're making.
We're saving our own lives.  It's true we'll make a better day, just you and me

Bless each and every one of you; you are truly a beautiful child of God and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
Be safe, wear your mask, stay six feet away for the time being.
 
Rev John