Spiritual Progressive Relaxation
Snow days are behind us. Or at least that’s my hope. I do miss seeing you all in church, and that has nothing to do with you, but with God’s act. I promise you; we cannot take insurance against God’s actions although there are companies that offer them when you buy electronics. God’s work is always beautiful, and it stretches our minds to see life differently. No insurance can “protect” us from being in God’s grace.
So today I want to invite you to allow the stretching of your minds to see how God is changing us as a community and as individuals. No spiritual change is possible without a personal transformation. No one becomes a better person remaining in the same place as before. The stagnant waters are always unhealthy, while the water that moves brings in new life and clean environment, and that is applied to Spiritual Life as well.
I want to invite you to allow the stretching process that is taking place at our church. New energy and new programs with new faces will only make us better people in the long run. This whole process of entering into seeing church life with new wonder is called “Spiritual Progressive Relaxation”. Remember this word when you participate in worship, liturgy, study and community life at St. James. Practice Spiritual Progressive Relaxation!