Today I lead worship with a new congregation for the very first time. As it was my 'candidating' Sunday, I was understandably a bit anxious, but excited. They are warm, loving, and I look forward to the amazing journey we embark upon in ministry together.
I preached on the Lost Coin parable, and kept pressing the question, "Who Is this Housekeeping God?" I am grateful, Holy One, that you were helping me sweep the corners of this parable in ways that were deepening to my embrace of you...and with a new household of your people within which to dream rich community and compassion in our corner of the world.
breathing in, breathing out, your peace and humour are here. I am grateful. Amen.