Snow and Contemplation

Although the authorities wildly overestimated the power of the storm, it has been nice to have no traffic on the roads and a peaceful blanket of white on our urban neighborhood. Since I don’t have to commute to work, I was on hand this morning to shovel the sidewalks and conduct Morning Prayer; one faithful parishioner wasin attendance.

Later, our office volunteer came in by cab and our sexton is on the way and the phone has started ringing and emails are pinging–so life is returning to normal. But the morning quiet reminds us of why we in the religion business do what we do. To care for the church and pray in it and enjoy its peace. Nothing better. Nothing more important. —J. Douglas Ousley

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