Most of us have lived long enough to know that seasons come and go and those seasons don’t always come and go according to plan. It’s 80 degrees on Christmas Day and snowing on Easter Sunday. The family can’t come home for the holidays… the family won’t leave. The season is too sad, too lonely, too busy, too stressful…
As we prepare for 2022 we won’t magically enter into a new frame of mind, a healthier lifestyle, or a stronger connection to our faith. We will do so only with intentionality.
Or, as Nick Laird says,
“Time is how you spend your love.”
With that in mind, I invited each of us to take our 2022 calendars--paper or digital--and
set aside the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10-11 to serve others as we gather to prepare sack lunches for the homeless of St. Mark’s UMC.
And/or set aside the 1st Saturday of each month (anytime between 8AM and noon) to help with our Second Harvest Sharing (and/or the Friday before to help set-up).
Or maybe there is another act of service that draws you in… put it in your calendar.
If you’re really feeling adventurous, add the worship services you plan to attend.
Yes, seasons come and go--rarely according to plan--but let us not forget that the good we offer is everlasting.
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart,
as though you were working for the Lord and not for people."
December 29, 2021