I hope you are warm, well, and dry after last week. It was certainly an interesting way to come back from leave. Now that things are settling a little bit, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to SPRC for their support of me taking this crucial time and to all the staff and volunteers who made the rest possible. Lauren did an excellent job of managing, but she could not have done it with out the contributions of the whole congregation.
The rest was good for my soul. It offered me time to tend to my family, to rest, and to spend concentrated time in prayer and devotional work. I am confident the fruits of that will play out at DPUMC for some time. One of the books I read while I was away was Margaret Wheatley’s book Who Do We Choose to Be? It is an insightful work and an excellent read for anyone seeking to understand our present cultural moment and how we might be community and whole humans within it.
I look forward to sharing other resources and learning from my leave with you over the next few months. For now, I simply wanted to say thank you for the space and your patience.
Who Do We Choose to Be? by Margaret Wheatley