God holds you. Day 12.
For the past few years, I’ve served on the board of the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS), most recently as the treasurer. It’s been an effective way to work on climate issues. I love it and the people are great.
For the past two weeks, I’ve slipped farther and farther behind in everything. I’ve cut a lot of fat off my schedule, but still, my totally chaotic in-box has made it clear that something else has to go. In a desperate moment, I sent an email called “hitting the wall” to the other leaders of FACS.
They received my email with enormous grace. They gave me a two-month hiatus and other board members have already picked up my duties. I am breathing a sigh of relief.
This is a question of calling. My calling has just changed because the world has just changed. I now need to be a different kind of parent, a different kind of pastor, a different kind of daughter. Plus, I need much more reflective time to figure it all out.
When the apostle Paul wrote about spiritual gifts, he described them as spread out in a community. No one person is gifted for the complete task. “There are a variety of gifts, but one spirit.”
Tonight I am keenly aware of my own limitations. At the same time, I’m at peace because of the abundance that shows up in community. One spirit unites us for the common good.
Sleep well world. God holds you.