It's Saturday again.
Some of our denominations are in the midst of national gatherings and conducting business that is painful. The Twitters are all, well, a-twitter. To those who are feeling worn out by the meetings or watching them or worrying and praying from afar, please accept the invitation to be in community here today as we prepare to open the Word for our congregations tomorrow. There is Good News to be spoken, even in times of strife and conflict. We remember that people didn't like what Jesus had to say, that they thought poorly of him and that he prepared his disciples to face the same treatment and rejection and gave them instructions for handling it.
That's one thing to do when you're an itinerant preacher and another thing to do when you have to live in community not only with church members but also colleagues and ecumenical partners and friends.
It's heavy stuff. And even if our denominations aren't in the midst of contentious debates, we know how it feels. So let's be the source of support for one another today, as we write and prepare for tomorrow.
Share your story, your scripture, your good word and your hard ones in the comments.
I'll be up early and headed to The Holy Donut, because as the gal at the counter told me yesterday, "There is no problem that can't be improved by donuts."
And the coffee is good, too.
Keep the faith, Gals and Pals. We'll get through it together.