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FROM THE PASTOR:
Greetings Siblings in Christ!
Spring is here, and things are happening. After most of 2020 being rescheduled, we’re gathering with friends and family for just about everything from graduations, weddings, and celebrations to travel and vacations and it feels great. I’ve been reflecting on gratitude, the blessings of friendship, and how wonderful it is to share life and our experiences with one another. 1 Peter 4:8-10 says, “Most of all, love each other steadily and unselfishly, because love makes up for many faults. Show hospitality to each other without complaint. Use whatever gift you’ve received for the good of one another so that you can show yourselves to be good stewards of God’s grace in all its varieties.” (1Peter 4:8-10, The Voice)
Some friendships transcend space, and time, and circumstance. Anam Cara is the term used for a soul friend with whom we share our deepest selves, and with whom we weather life’s greatest storms, over time, and even over great distances. Jan Richardson in her book, “In the Sanctuary of Women” writes a blessing for soul friendship which I would like to share, as a reminder of the gift of soul friends, and the joy and grace in being able to share our lives with one another.
“May there be no cage
For your soul.
May you have a friend
By whom you know this.
In the space between you,
May there be
Medicine, hospitality, sanctuary.”
Jan Richardson, In the Sanctuary of Women, Upper Room Books, Nashville, P. 97