How is your Advent journey progressing? Does it feel like two steps forward and one back? During this strange season our previous large steps to complete holiday preparations may feel like baby steps with lots of trips and falls along the way.
I keep imagining Mary on a donkey, riding on a rough road or walking on routes that may have large rocks or holes to avoid. Balance for her may have become a new experience.
Some say that balance in life is overrated. I’m of the mind that too much of a good thing is too much. When, on dark days, all I want to do is go back to bed – too much of a good thing, right?
If being out of balance feels like you right now, stay the course. What would have happened if Mary said, “I’m not going to Bethlehem”? I’m thinking she’d be in some Roman prison for not adhering to the rule of the time.
Mary road on – rocky road and stinky donkey but she was NOT alone. Joseph was with her. I’m pretty sure the angels watched over her. God was with her.
If you are feeling unbalanced know that you are not alone. God is with you. (and so am I)
— Thank you for your faithful support of St. Andrews, St. Lukes, and Emmanuel United Churches. We appreciate your continuedprayers and all that you do to minister in the world. Please contact your treasurer or myself for ways to give financially during our time of sheltering in place. You are a blessing to all. Barbara
Barbara (Doll) Creelman Designated Lay Minister, R Denbigh, Matawatchan, Schutt Pastoral Charge 613 333 9894 (Manse) 905 252 1894 (Cell) (does not work in Denbigh)