Everything about our existence points toward change, flexibility, and dynamic re-creation.
And it’s hard because change involves loss. Can we hold the losses well while not holding ourselves back?
~ Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti
Our spiritual theme for the month of March is “become” one of the words in the new OUUC mission to welcome and wonder, embrace and empower, bridge and become. We complete the first W-E-B this month with “become” after exploring “welcome” in January and “empower” in February.
Become is a word with such possibility! There is the possibility of change, of transformation. The possibility of unfolding, uncovering, opening to who or what we are. There is the possibility of more or perhaps less.
The thing about spiritual journeys is that they aren’t only about uncovering our true self, but about letting go of what we have been. Organizational consultant William Bridges says that every beginning starts with an ending. To become, we must let go of who we have been. Not that our history does not impact us, it sure does, but it cannot keep us from changing and growing.
This month we also have our first Spring stewardship drive. Last May the congregation voted to change the congregational fiscal year from the calendar year to July-June to match the program year. So, we are doing another stewardship drive just 6 months after the last one.
As we embrace this change, I invite you to consider what OUUC is becoming. What is unfolding in our community? What is unfolding in you? What is possible? What are we letting go of? What are we moving toward? Can we hold the losses and not hold back?
I think we can. How about you?
Blessings on your week,