“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss
The quote above from Dr. Seuss is the most "liked" quote on Goodreads. Says a lot about our human condition. Change Is. So, rejoice.
We have some unfinished business you and I, the most important of which is answering, "What will you set your heart to? What difference will this congregation make in the world? For whom?" As I leave you, I am trusting you with this Holy Thing and challenge you to answer it, both individually and congregationally. My job has not been to achieve the mission of this church, but help fashion the people who can. It is now your job too; as Mark Nepo says, "unravel things, and love back together what you find."
And that has been my life's work with you for the last two years: To teach you to love back together what you find. It's been a blessing and honor to serve and care for you.
Change Is. So, rejoice.
Interim Religious Educator