And beneath the earth, there is a myriad of life still happening, just like the various changes and growth happening within me and within our congregation and our community at this time. I am reminded that even the smallest step forward is still movement and that acknowledging change is better than denying it. As I ground myself in God’s love, I am able to see glimmers of hope, and I am able to recommit to my own values and my own faith journey... and THAT feels right, even in this oh-so-tenuous time.
My body, mind, and spirit are filled with wonder, and I’m choosing to believe that that is a good thing. Jesus, after all, was a great wonderer (and wanderer). Perhaps I will walk in his footsteps in the days ahead, simply taking in the changes around and within me and trusting that I am not on this journey alone.