I loved my time away on vacation, and it was very needed. And I slept and watched a lot of TV (hello Harry Potter movie marathon!) while I was sick. As I gingerly return to my everyday practices and tasks, I am most looking forward to greeting you on Sunday - seeing smiling eyes, singing songs, sharing jokes and hearing what is going on in your lives.
My rhythm has been disrupted, and will probably not get back into full swing immediately, but I know it will come back. I will find it. Just as I am continuing to find a rhythm that works since the pandemic disrupted our lives. Disruptions of all kinds happen, and every time, it is good to find a (new or old) rhythm that nurtures, sustains and connects.
I hope that you, too, are seeking and finding a rhythm that nurtures, sustains and connects as we continue to recover collectively from the disruptions of the last few years. And I hope that if you have fallen out of the rhythm of in-person worship, you will start joining us again so that we can see your smiling eyes, sing songs, share jokes and hear what is going on in each other’s lives.
Because I need you! Truly. After three Sundays away, I am going to set multiple alarms to wake myself up on Sunday so that I can see you. You are a part of a rhythm that I need.
Peace be with you,