Moving into the Unknown Requires a Balance

Moving into the Unknown Requires a Balance

Moving into the Unknown Requires a Balance of Body, Mind and Spirit.
There are opportunities for creativity and the chance to evaluate what and why.

It is hard to believe that we are now in August month and before we know it we will be welcoming September and all that that brings. This week, for me, has meant beginning some of that preparation and it has been interesting, to say the least.

Nothing is normal!

The Possibility of Growth, Learning and New Life

We are in the midst of discussions around what our programmes will look like and how will we worship. As we do this we have to take into consideration all of the protocols issued by the government and discern how we do that within the physical plant that we call our church home. Now, some might think that because we have a very large space that this might be easier for us but that is far from the case. It is eye opening to discover how few people you can accommodate at a physical distance within our walls. While it is frustrating at times it also holds a certain sense of excitement for me. There are, because of this reality, opportunities for creativity and the chance to evaluate what we do and why we do it. No plan can be written in stone and we will have to be prepared to finetune as we go. I believe that this holds within it the possibility of growth, learning and new life.

Moving into the Unknown Requires a Balance

Requires Balance

For each of us life brings with it moments of uncertainty, fear, doubt, anxiety but it also brings moments of celebration, insight, joy and possibility. Where we are now and the road we travel at this moment also holds all of these things. So we are called to move into the unknown and embrace what it holds. This requires a balance of body, mind and spirit. We will have to find those glimpses of grace in the midst of the chaos; the laughter in the tears; and the promise of new life in the midst of death. So I leave you this week with another blessing from John O’Donohue

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore
may the relief of laughter rinse through your soul

As the wind loves to call things to dance,
may your gravity be lightened by grace

Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
may your thoughts incline with reverence and respect

As water takes whatever shape is in it,
so free may you be about who you become

As silence smiles on the other side of what’s said
may your sense of irony bring perspective

As time remains free of all that it frames
may your mind stay clear of all it names

May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.

Blessings
Valerie

© 2020 Rev. Valerie Peyton Kingsbury. All rights reserved.


Over the past few months, some of my “Wonderings” have explored the impacts of COVID-19.  Here is one that I wrote in May.

The Before – The Now – The After


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