Patty (my wife) and I read from Forward Day By Day, a devotional from Forward Movement, "an agency of the Episcopal Church." Today I was struck by the line
"...we have been warned that growth brings change and that change can be scary. Unfortunately, many of us have taken that warning to heart and have opted for comfort rather than change."St. George's IS changing, and we are not always comfortable. As part of St. George's, our Urban Abbey changes as well.
To make matters a bit more difficult, many of these changes are not things we have control over, we don't have the option of "comfort"... But we do have the comfort of God and our St. George's (and Urban Abbey) communities to hold to during the most uncomfortable of the changes...
May God be in our communities!
If you wish more information about Forward Movement, you can find it at http://forwardmovement.org/
Here is the Meditation for today (Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011):