It’s April already and feels more like spring with the azaleas and dogwoods in full bloom! With the newly unfurling tiniest of leaves we are reminded once again of the wheel of the year and the budding forth of new possibilities. The Ministerial Interim Search Committee is fully active, and April will bring with it the potential for more in-person outdoor gatherings, a BOT town hall meeting, the reinvigoration of the Social Justice Team, and the reintroduction of Religious Education program offerings for our youth. Things are budding and buzzing indeed!
Our theme for this month is “Theological Reflection” and invites us to consider the ways in which our theology grows and changes during our lives. The theology we hold now, might not have been the theology we held ten or even five years ago. It also invites us to reflect upon where our theology lies now and where it has room for change in the future. We believe theology shouldn’t be stagnant, it’s something that benefits from the experiences we’ve had and what we continue to learn throughout our lives.
Theological reflection allows us to tap deeper into our humanity. Through our love, laughter, tears, sadness, joy, and simply living, we are theology in motion- blooming and growing theologians. For in all of life, we are meaning-making beings. We welcome spring with the delight of longer warmer days and budding flora, and we welcome the light within us to grow and illuminate the questions that allow us to live into the possibilities that co-create a new and more equitable world.
Peace and blessings for all of us in the month ahead.
Michelle and Shakeisha