It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. – Barack Obama
This month, after the excitements of “Start Up” and the remarkably deep grace of the Installation, combined with the beauty of this first Wyoming fall, I find myself in total agreement with Walt Whitman, as he sang: “Afoot and light-hearted, I take to the open road – healthy, free, the world before me….all seems beautiful to me; I can repeat over and over to men and women, You have done such good to me, I would do the same to you…Forward! After the great Companions! and to belong to them! They, too, are on the road!…Onward! to that which is endless, as it was beginningless, to undergo much…to know the Universe itself as a road – as many roads – as roads for traveling souls.” (from “Song of the Open Road”)
What more can be said? The road lies before us, and here we are companions together, already well begun on our way! Every day in our congregation, people need our help and hands reach out toward them. Make your hands a part of that work; join us as part of our pastoral care support structure. Our church is a sanctuary for those in need – lend a hand. Join us here on Saturday, November 3, as we help young DREAM(act)ers prepare their federal paperwork, so that those young people who have never known any country but the U.S. can be legally present among us. Come, take part in a class or a chalice circle. We want to know your stories, and we want to share ours with you. And if you have no family to be with on Thanksgiving day, join us here at the church from 11-1, and we will make merry together! Afoot and light-hearted, we are on our way! Brightest blessings, and see you in church!