I say "thank
you" often enough. At T&C checkout;
buying ferry tickets; picking up my coffee.
And so many more daily moments. My
mom would be proud. But living
gratefully? Living with gratitude? Acknowledging a full heart? Not quite as often. And yet, after the love and support I
received last Sunday, I've felt that gratitude and blessing each day.
There is no
doubt that I was paying attention to this particular anniversary. 25 years as a priest still stops me in my
tracks. It just doesn't quite seem
possible. The notes and letters so many
of you sent touched me deeply, and I was reminded of the many moments of
connection, spread out over so many years.
This work is a mysterious privilege.
Thank you so much for sharing it with me.
share it in a different way this week as we mark another Annual Meeting at
Grace. The story of Grace this past
year is another true and good one-and not without honest challenge. And this new year will have grace, goodness
and challenge too. At the meeting on
Sunday I'm planning to share some of my hopes and dreams for what lies
ahead. And again, thank you for sharing
this work and faith with me.