Fire of Commitment: Fired Up and Ready to Go

I know that I need to be present with my Beloved Community now more than ever before in my life.

The level of danger and tension in my World, Country, State, County, and Neighborhood looms as large to me as the barely-remembered beginning of the Cold War. It’s energizing- this danger and tension- and a call to service that I feel I’ve been preparing (and being prepared) for my entire life.

The astounding level of effort on the part of so many that has gone into a new learning experience for my Minister and my Congregation- Sabbatical- has been energizing for me, and a call to service that I’ve spent two years preparing for. Covenant Groups and the Pastoral Care Team grew out of that effort.

We have a new Choir Director, who I had the pleasure of getting to know during the interview process, and whose joy in leading us is irrepressible.

New things are happening. Worship leaders and associates are taking new approaches to our times together. Different voices are being heard, and we are learning different ways to be together.

This is a time of learning and growing I want to be present for.

There is a chant that I want to share with you. I hear that it became popular at the beginning of the biggest movements for social justice of my adult life.

Fired Up! Ready to go!

When I see challenges to the First Principle- to the worth and dignity of every human- I get fired up! I am ready to go!

When I see opportunities to be in the Worship Service, participating in the Choir, and I can look from the Choir into the eyes of my Beloved Community- I get fired up! I am ready to go!

Outside of my Beloved Community, there are times when I have to remain anonymous, and that I truly regret.

However, in the Sanctuary, the beat goes on.

Fired Up! Ready to Go!

If, like I was for awhile, you’ve been absent, and wondering what you might have been missing, I hope you hear the beat.

Fired Up! Ready to Go!

If, like I did for awhile, you’ve had some issues, worries, or wounds that kept you from entering the Sanctuary, I hope they fall away. I hope you hear the beat.

Fired Up! Ready to Go!

If, like I did for awhile, you’ve been wondering how you might find your way back to your Beloved Community after a long absence, I hope you hear the beat.

Fired Up! Ready to Go!

– with Love from a “Signer of the Book”

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