On the morning of 15 January I read of my appointment to the World ExCo. Soon after, I wrote this reflection:
What is a community if not a home
for love between and among people,
seeking the good of each other and growing together?
What is CLC if not a community
formed in God’s presence
which seeks to extend goodness and hospitality
to help people feel at home in the world?
What is church if not a community
where the People of God discover themselves
as beloved before all else,
encourage each other to live in the light of this deep truth,
and help build a longer table for all to enjoy life’s feast?
Who am I if not a space
for the divine presence to live and move and be known,
a person in whom life is growing slowly but surely as a Eucalyptus sapling,
a home for goodness and mercy to meet
and justice and peace to embrace?