How do you begin to wrap up all the loose ends of an eight-year ministry? Good question! Oops, forgot an important addition — how do you begin to wrap up all the loose ends of an eight-year ministry during a pandemic?
The words of Antonio Machado come to mind and, of course, Google helps me find the full quote:
“…there is no path
The path is made by walking.
By walking you make a path
And turning, you look back
At a way you will never tread again…”
The path is made by walking. Putting one foot in front of the other. Taking care of the day-to-day tasks all the while knowing that soon my to-do list will shrink back to walking the dog and caring for my family.
But, for now there is much to do! Meeting with children and youth online! Figuring out how to celebrate winter holidays with RE families! Collaborating on worship services! Downloading photos from my phone and uploading documents to the cloud! Not to mention separating RE items and books from my own personal stash here at home, returning them to Heritage Church and trying my best to organize these things in some semi-coherent manner. Whew!
And beginning to say goodbye. WAIT! Not yet! It’s still November. Two whole months before we say goodbye.
By walking, you … no, we make the path. Thank you for your love and indulgence as we navigate the rest of this journey together.