Are you familiar with the hymn Holy, Holy, Holy?
If you are, try out these words with that tune and you will get my experience of synod today.
Boring, Boring, Boring
Synod’s awfully boring.
Speakers are long winded
and speak in monotone.
Boring, boring, boring
This day was awfully boring
Me and three persons, stuck in misery.
I should not be too unkind….but it really was a lot to take. In any event …here is the news from today. We came close to making a decision, but we referred it to someone else, hate to make a decision while we are here. We did not change the canon regarding the month of synod, there is room in the canon already for that to take place. We can’t be sure if that means there will be a change in timing or not. There was a great photo of Marion and Ray Hinton on the big screen for the Huron Church Camp cleanup. We had great dinner and good conversation and we have been able network with folks around the diocese and that is always good I guess. Sometimes I think we get bogged down in stuff that does not matter and we forget that we are the church. Called to be more than mangers of everything. Bridget Willard writes “We get so focused on micromanaging God and His Kingdom that we forget to realize that He is more than capable of handling things on His own!” I am reminded of that after today.
Perhaps the lesson is that we need to be conscious of how we micromanage God in our own day to day lives the way we corporately can micromanage God as well. I think as I lay down to rest I will pray that I can find the ways that I try to manage God in my life and struggle to find ways to let God manage me instead.
Hi Kevin, I really enjoyed your speal on Holy Holy Holy. It was right on!! I\’m really sorry that you are having such a dismal time at synod, oh well thems the breaks!
I emailed you last week I was wondering if you recieved
it? Kevin, Sandras\’ aunt passed away on Sunday after suffering a massive stroke 5 weeks ago! She was into the Health Science. Sandras\’ mom was there with her all the while. I went in on Sunday to be with her because she had taken a turn for the worse and they had put her on life support. I was in the room with them when they disconnected it! I would imagine that you have been there lots of times It was certianly my first time and a new experience for me! We do not know what each day will bring!!
Do you remember Elaine and Dave Taylor, who lived in Labrador when you were there? Her mom died last week. It was hard on them they had built a house with a seperate apartment for her parents. They are a very close family. We know what that is like.
I have to get back to work now but please let me know if you recieved my email!!! Someone did!!! Loves ya lots!!! Elaine