Do any of these sound familiar?
- One of the blessings of age is to learn not to part on a note of sharpness, to treasure the moments spent with those we love, and to make them whenever possible good to remember, for time is short. (Eleanor Roosevelt) GRATEFUL
- This is a wonderful day, I’ve never seen it before. (Maya Angelou) BLESSING
- Don’t be afraid, my love is stronger. My love is stronger than your fear (MV90) UNAFRAID
- The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, to your community around you, to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning. (Mitch Albom) DEVOTED
These are the four quotations used during the Stewardship campaign. Perhaps in the months to come when all the Sunday services have mixed together in your mind (or you’ve forgotten them altogether) these quotations will still help you stop and think about what it means to be grateful, to be a blessing and receive a blessing, to be unafraid to stand in your faith, and to be devoted to God and to each other.
I have another quotation for you. It is stuck with tape beside the light switch in my church office so I see it every time I leave. It says (and I don’t know who wrote it): THE MOST COURAGEOUS THING WE CAN DO IS STAND IN THE LIGHT AND BE SEEN AS WHO WE ARE.
I pray this past month has helped us all find the courage and confidence to stand in our light because we have been reminded, or learned for the first time, what a solid foundation Highlands is in our lives and the community; and what a solid foundation it offers us to go and spread the love of God in this world.