Yes, you are reading correctly: Holy Days. (Where did you think holidays came from?) Names and titles can get shortened up – sometimes hiding and/or confusing their original meaning. Speaking of days, I’ve been here a number of them – my first Sunday with you was a year ago: November 15, 2015. When will be my last day? That is TBD – To Be Determined – yet time is moving forward with purpose and progress. Pray (continue to pray, that is) for the members of the Pastoral Nominating Committee (aka PNC) and for the pastors with whom they are in conversation. As we are entering into Holy Days, pray for holy discernment and guidance from the Holy Spirit for all involved.
Being involved is what God did through Jesus … call it incarnation: Jesus coming in the flesh to us. As John 1:14 testifies: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
Grace and truth, they are both important in PNC & pastor conversations and in conversations in which we are all involved. There’s that word “involved” again. Not only did Jesus incarnate a life full of grace and truth, Jesus calls us to live out grace and truth in our lives. Perhaps by so doing, is how we can do our part in transforming the holidays into truly holy days.
Holy Days Blessings,
Happy Holy Days
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