Dear Partners in Mission:
Last Sunday as we celebrated the feast of the Holy Trinity we were reminded of the essential interconnectedness of God and all creation. As I sat in the pew with my children listening to the first reading from Genesis I was struck again and again by the wonder of this holy story. The intentionality with which God acted to bring into a world that is full of abundance and life. A world the human being then is charged with stewarding. And also how the story ends with the importance of rest.
With graduations and other social rituals of the end of the school year now largely complete we are fully into summer. A summer season which provides us hopefully a change of pace. With rhythms of programming now different it is a good to take some time for reflection. To assess what has been fruitful, to prune perhaps those things that were not, and to look forward to the fall program year. This is all very good work that needs to be done, but it is also vital we take some time to rest. To enjoy God’s creation as we are able. To spend time with those who bring us life and energy. To explore new things.
So I pray for you a productive and restful summer season. Reminded that God in the very act of creating took time to rest, and we are called to do so as well. And in so doing remember how we are connected to one another and to God’s world which the Holy Spirit continues to sustain.
In Mission Together: