Years ago I stumbled across a passage of scripture that has come to shape my days. It's from the Book of Lamentations--a lament set in Jerusalem following it's siege and destruction. Lamentations is a hard book to read. . The laments are so raw, the pain so close to the surface. And yet in the middle of that book is a passage that speaks so eloquently of hope. The poet of Lamentations says, "The thought of my homelessness is wormwood and gall. And yet this I bring to mind, and therefore I have hope. Great is Your faithfulness. Your mercies are new every morning."
"New every morning"--a perspective, a vantage point that opens to possibilities of the moment and the day. On Sunday, June 14, our community--both Live at Five and St. Michael's will experience a "new every morning" moment as we welcome The Rev. Joe Britton as our new rector. Father Joe will be joining us at Live at Five on June 14. I hope all of you can be there to welcome Father Joe into our diverse, intimate and yet lively community. Please put June 14 at 5:00 p.m. on your calendars.
And while you are marking your calendars, be sure to save June 28. That's our monthly potluck night. It will be great to see you all around the table.
In gratitude for all of you,