I haven’t paid much attention to this blog for awhile. I had great intentions to be faithful to it every week and give people help in understanding Scripture as it touches our day-to-day lives. It’s a lot of work and I’m kind of lazy.
Then Covid-19 and church closures happened. I’m the type of personality that puts huge intensity in whatever they do. I had to try to provide leadership in determining how we could continue to be parish at a time that we couldn’t physically gather. We have wonderful staff at our parish but I found I was micromanaging and pushing them to come up with the same energy and intensity that I have. I wore myself out and had a physical meltdown.
I took a month of modified medical leave only presiding at sacraments and left everything else to my pastoral associate. The hardest thing for me was to let go and let her do the job. It took two weeks or so for me to get there and without my interference she is doing a wonderful job… and I really mean wonderful. Now I’m on sabbatical for three months, one month in and two to go.
My blog is one of the things that I let go of. It’s a lot of work. But, after getting wonderful and appreciative comments, I’m feeling that I’m letting people down by not blogging about the Scriptures. I’ll get back to it eventually.
I’m really amazed at how Scripture, from two thousand years ago, the Word of the Man-God who walked the earth at that time, is so relevant in our lives today. Reflecting on my life, as Scripture informs it, has helped me grow into a better person that amazes, not only me, but my friends. Who’d a thought I could grow.
Thank you all for your comments and support.
God Bless you all,