Open hearts, open minds, open doors.
June is a month that has always been a time of such promise in so many ways. A time of endings, with graduations, and the end of the school year, and other programs that traditionally run concurrent with the school year; a time of beginnings, with the start of warm summer weather, and summer activities, and weddings; and a time of transitions, as graduates get ready for their next life situation (like a new school or a new job), and Annual Conference for the Michigan United Methodist Church.
All of these typical happenings for June seem to be even more enhanced and enjoyed this year in particular, as we are emerging out of the COVID-19 nightmare. We have been made more sharply aware of all of life’s events in this past year, and how we have had to cancel or postpone so many activities. Some events we can reschedule, but some milestones and significant events and people are gone for all earthly time, and passed into eternity. As the memory and incidence of COVID-19 fades into history, may we never lose sight of our enhanced appreciation of everyday events, whether significant or trivial—every ending, every beginning, every transition, every breath, every heartbeat—and remember to give thanks to God for it all.
In Christ’s Service,