The last few weeks have been exhilarating for me:
Yesterday, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church here in Austin, Texas, we concluded a wonderful series of worship services centered on The Seven Questions of Life;
Just a few days ago Amendment 14-f was ratified by the necessary number of presbyteries to approve marriage equality in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.);
Just yesterday – the Wichita State University basketball team defeated Kansas in the NCAA basketball tournament – and – Oklahoma defeated Dayton – moving both teams forward into the “Sweet Sixteen”;
Next week we celebrate Holy Week – beginning with Palm/Passion Sunday, continuing with Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday, before concluding with the celebration of Easter Sunday;
Here in Texas – we have had rain – which was very much needed – and now we are enjoying clear blue sky, bright sunshine, and wonderfully warm temperatures – what we sometimes refer to as “chamber of commerce weather”!
In the midst of my celebrations, I realize that other people have experienced these same events and are left in sadness and uncertainty, and there seems to be no end to the crazy things that are making the news.
Changes in life are difficult – whether it is snow on the first day of spring – the loss of an important basketball game – or – significant life changing events.
Still our calling is to love God with all that we are and love our neighbor as we love ourselves.
My plan is to discuss some of these topics as we move forward – hoping that many of you might be willing to join the conversation.
I will begin with consideration of the seven questions series mentioned earlier in the post.
Please feel free to suggest additional topics.
In the meantime – grace and peace!!