Sharing Circles today at noon and 7 PM
Posted by Rev Lucy
Posted on November 9, 2016
Ministerial Message: 11/09/16
My Beloved congregation:
I cried this morning. Cried tears of despair, of anger, of loss. For many of us the election result is more than a setback, it is a loss of a sense of safety, a loss of a sense of possibility. It is as if the world were different from what we believed it to be. We grieve what might have been and fear what might well be.
But we know, my friends, that this too shall pass. Our faith in human nature will return. We will come together this Sunday and remind ourselves of hope and love and essential human goodness. We will sing and listen, hold hands and pray. We will find comfort, reassurance, and inspiration in each other’s presence. We will invigorate ourselves for deeper engagement in living the values we hold dear. We will go on in love.
But for now, give yourselves time to grieve, to be with and process your feelings. I encourage you to let your feelings express themselves as much as your life allows. Grief is important work, and necessary for healing. But you need not do it alone. The church is open and we are here to support you, with a hug, a kind word, a commiserating spirit. Scott and I will hold a special space at both noon and 7 PM for anyone who needs to share their feelings, light a candle, say a prayer, or just be with others. And if you can’t come at those times, come when you can today or tomorrow. We are here. Your community is here. We will get through this together and move forward with renewed spirits.
I am grateful for this community.
Sending love to all of you,