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A Message from Pastor Dianne
As we bid farewell to March we also complete the Lenten season on APRIL 9th. Our “Good Enough” theme called us to consider the reality that:
We live in a culture bent on definitions of a good life as continuous upward mobility–climbing ladders of prosperity with increasingly fabulous experiences that we can post to ever-more-likable social media accounts. We may comb the shelves of the self-help section in search of just the right formula to gain success. Perhaps we even gravitate towards spiritual leaders who promise great rewards if we only do “the right thing.” But life happens, right? Most times we are not moving upward but trying to repair the rung we’ve just slipped from. So what if we stopped climbing and started fertilizing, watering, and blooming right where we find ourselves? This has been a Lent of affirming a faith in which we are blessed, regardless, and where we can lean into embracing our “good enough” lives.
The task of redefining life as Good Enough is challenged each day. To live with a sense of “peace that passes understanding” and that “nothing can separate us from the love of God” is to be assured of our salvation.
Not there yet? Good news, our theme continues thru Holy Week and culminates in Easter – Our High Holy Day! In fact it is the work of the religious life. More than that…. We are called to infect the community in which we live with this Good News like “leaven in the loaf”.
I look forward to hearing your inner and outer journey toward affirming that you are God’s precious handiwork and therefore, by grace, “Good Enough.”
In the love of the Lord,