Years ago, when reading Barbara Kingsolver’s book Animal Dreams, I came across this quote which I have had posted by my front door (wherever that front door is) for many years:
“What keeps you going isn’t some fine destination but just the road you’re on, and the fact that you know how to drive. You keep your eyes open, you see this damned-to-hell world you got born into, and you ask yourself, ‘What life can I live that will let me breathe in & out and love somebody or something and not run off screaming into the woods?”
What I know about getting through this life is that the people you are with make all the difference. I got separated once while traveling with my friends in New York City. I was so relieved when I finally got reconnected with them. I realized then this fundamental truth about me–as long as I am with my people, then I don’t care where we are traveling.
I look forward to worshiping with you all this Sunday: The Value of Care—
On this Mother’s Day we explore what journalist Anne Marie Slaughter calls “the care paradigm,” and how a religious community can be a place that truly honors and celebrates the idea that people who provide care are just as indispensable to our society as those who provide income. Worship leaders this week are Rev. Darcy, Matthew Mason, and Sabine Klein.