My friend Lee messaged me to ask if I felt like going for a walk along the boardwalk at Fisherman’s Cove. The community still has a viable fishery and is now a tourist destination as well… in the summer. I said sure, and she came and picked me up. We are both avid photographers, so had our cameras with us.
I had no idea it was so cold; it LOOKS like a great day out there, it’s bright and sunny, however, it’s -8 Celsius and the wind coming off the north Atlantic was bitingly cold. I lasted about 40 feet along the boardwalk before I turned to her and said, “I can’t do this, it’s too cold. Let’s go have coffee.”
The difference between my perception of the bright, sunny day when I was warm in my house and the reality of it once I was out there were significant. A reminder that what I see, what I look at, is very dependent on where I am coming from. Today it was just a difference in how I perceived the weather, and didn’t have much impact on anything, other than to go have coffee instead of walking. As I integrate more fully into the interim ministry appointment, it’s a good reminder that things may not be the way they are when I first look at them.
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I often wonder at the masks the collective ‘we’ wear…and what lies below them. Especially important for a church in the interim time. The congregation I served wore a mask of “we want everyone to be happy and not step on any toes or say anything we think others might disagree with.”
It’s been fascinating reading through 15 years of Annual Reports for this Pastoral Charge. And what I am seeing.
I bet it is!