Wednesday, February 4, 2009
practicing what we preach...
This is, certainly, the winter of our discontent.
This week alone, we have an endless flurry of hospitalized members with unanticipated illnesses and conditions.
A church member's mother was found dead in her home yesterday.
DH's position at work was eliminated ten days ago....the economy, you know.
Every single day we learn of others similarly affected in all sorts of business and industry, corporations and not-for-profits.
The number of persons seeking assistance from the church is growing.
These are hard days, to be sure, but it seems pretty clear that the journey is tempered by having some spiritual practices in place. Prayer and meditation and a faith community in which to abide have certainly made a difference in my own life at this time.