It’s great to be back! Both Angela and I had a wonderful time in Boston and the weather could not have been any better. One thing I noticed as we walked around the city of Boston – there was change. Some of the restaurants we used to visit are no longer there. New buildings are in place, some buildings are now gone. With each of our several visits, the city has changed each time. On this visit (as in others) we sometimes had to change our route to work around construction or sometimes we had to abandon our plan and come up with a new way.
Countryside is also changing. With these changes there is some discomfort. Like the city, there is discomfort in having to work around construction or renovation. Some people express discomfort with change, others are just fine. Change however, is the reality of life – people change, churches change, cities change, everything changes to some degree or another. To live is to change.
As this church continues, it is going to experience change. Eventually, there will be a change in ministers. Some will be unhappy, others will be happy – but change will come anyway. The best thing to do is to think of this church as “under renovation”. So I would encourage you to do like you do with any renovation project – grit your teeth, endure the bumps and potholes, take a detour once and a while and know that in the end, you’re going to have a wonderful place to “be church.”
This blog consists of reflections written by the minister each week for the Sunday bulletin. We hope that you enjoy the musings!