Something new is happening

All week long, our offices at St. Tim’s have been filled with annoying noises. There has been shouting so loud that people have closed their doors. A constant barrage of beeping, whistles, and yelling. It’s not been a great environment, but something new is happening. All the noise, all the commotion, the annoyance, and frustration is due to all the construction happening on Dry Creek. In fact, there are steamrollers, bulldozers, dump trucks, police officers, and construction workers throughout the Southglenn, Southwind neighborhoods. It’s sort of a little kid’s paradise. Roads are being worked on and infrastructure is being improved. It has me thinking: nothing new comes forth in our lives without some discomfort, some  annoyance, some change. It might be the arrival of a newborn (that will change some things!). It could be the death of a friend (so much pain). A new school year, a new job, a new routine (change, change, and more change). And yet, this new thing brings with it both challenge and gift. There is room for new life to come forth. The construction, with all its noise, terrible traffic, frustration, and honking horns is just a sign of the larger truth that there is improvement happening. There is new life here at St. Tim’s as we begin the program year. There are new faces, new stories, and new challenges along the way. We can always choose to see and know change as negative, or we can take the time to create space in ourselves to see the good and the life that is beginning around us. Take hold of the good, friends. See the gift, search for it and give thanks. For something new is always breaking forth around us. I leave you with these words that we pray each Easter vigil: “O God…let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Keep the faith and hold fast to the hope of God. We’ll see you Sunday for our Back to School blessing and the blessing of the backpacks. Let’s celebrate together and give thanks for this gift of life we share.
God bless you and keep you,