aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,
aefenglommung
aefenglommung

God is working his purpose out

Well, the Finance Committee met tonight to write the 2006 budget. It was a painful process, but once again, as with all the meetings we've been having this fall, attendance was good, people spoke the truth in love, and we solved problems instead of defending positions.

It's exhausting to do this, but I appreciate what's happening. I have hope for this congregation. It's already such a warm and hopeful place. But now, finally it may awaken from its sleepwalking and decide to make some things happen that need to be done.

People are getting on the same page: slowly; painfully; but with real dialogue and a desire to go forward. I hope I'm not just reading my desires into this; I really think God is moving among the people here. It's not going to be easy, but it may turn out to be a truly wonderful burden to lead this congregation over the next months.
Subscribe

  • Point of view in LOTR

    One of the achievements of The Lord of the Rings is its complicated narrative architecture. Stories are interlaced and we follow, now this sub-plot,…

  • Arthur contra mundum

    The consensus opinion among Tolkien critics -- including those who greatly admire his work -- is that The Lord of the Rings is slow to get going,…

  • Not all ancient institutions are good

    The institutions of the Roman Republic have cast a long shadow over western government. Even our Founders paid close attention to the Roman model,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments