Annual meeting & vestry elections
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Beloved Siblings in Christ, At last week's Forma conference for Episcopal formation professionals, Fr. Edwin Johnson spoke about Loving Kindness. Both the appreciation for kindness, and the kindness itself. He challenged the community gathered to see kindness not as "being polite" but as an opportunity to love people radically in to their belovedness, so that we might see our own. He started and ended his plenary with a poem he wrote, and we haven't stopped thinking about it. It used to be that when I heard that we should be kind. It would drive me crazy to the point of losing my mind. Instead of taking my heartbeat and sending it soaring. It would lull me to sleep and sound just plain old boring. It’s not that I wanted people to be mean. Or for folks to shout at each other using words obscene.