“The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
No matter when the pandemic will be over (or at least sufficiently contained) and we can gather in person again, it is becoming more and more clear that life will not just go back to what it was. Many things will be different – but more importantly, we will have changed through this experience. The question is, changed into what? Who are we becoming as a community?
I have no simple answers to offer. What I do know is that the level of engagement from so many members of our congregation over the past twelve months is encouraging to say the least. What, and who, we are becoming is not obvious yet, but we have reasons to be hopeful.
Here are some musical selections that speak to Becoming, our theme for April:
· Yonder Come Day – Georgia Sea Islands Spiritual: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOfPJASs-Is
· Hymn to Freedom – Oscar Peterson, Harriette Hamilton: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSrFOAY-MCM
· younger days – Joy Oladokun: www.youtube.com/watch?v=u13D8arrxc0
· Frühzeitiger Frühling (Early Spring) – Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdzvil47rq0
· Digressions – Lizzy LeBleu: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjnlOaN4A6g
· Rising – Reuben and the Dark: www.youtube.com/watch?v=E65pKLCppOU