It has now been several weeks since my last service with you. I've been taking the time to reflect, write, and give thanks for the years I shared with you. Your cards, gifts, emails, and last conversations were very emotional for me. You have a gift of drawing out the best of our time together. You have put things in words that I struggled to form but which, when I read them, ring true and clear, like the lingering note of the singing bowl that we chimed before the readings and after the sermon (as those of you at St. Matthew will recall).
Denise is off to a great start in her parish and I'm getting ready to start at mine on March 15th. We move into our new townhouse on March 20th. God's richest blessings as you partner with Christ who is making all things new!