I went to the Cluster Council Meeting tonight--representatives from all 3 of the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry where I've served for 5 years or so (me and linear time again, who knows how long it's been???)
Two of the 9 were absent but with the Cluster Administrator and me there were still 9 folks.
The meeting was full of joy and wonder and sharing and seriousness and commitment and good humor and stories and hard work and fun.
How great is that?
I don't know when meetings, in my life, were so life-giving.
Remarkable people, ideas and groundedness and a real commitment to who we are and how we serve.
"Better than that," as Yoda would say, "it does not get."
How blessed and privileged I am, here, later in life, to be able to serve and be served by the folks at Emmanuel, Killingworth, St. James, Higganum and St. Andrew's, Northford.
Thank you POWERS THAT BE (and Episcopal priest should probably say 'Thank you God', but I'm not a traditional priest anymore than the Cluster is a 'traditional Episcopal Church'. 'Powers that Be' works for me and I think for that group of people around the table with me eating remarkable desserts and finger food St. Andrew's provided. (By the way, St. Andrew's does food way beyond the other two. They just do.)
I never eat breakfast when I go to celebrate at St. Andrew's--coffee hour will be 'brunch', I know.
I simply can't imagine what I'd rather be doing as a priest at 70 that would be better than this.
Lucky me. Blessed. Full of joy. Wonder. Love.
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