Funny thing about this ridiculous pandemic. It did not come with an instruction manual.
In a conversation about how to manage, one of my colleagues said, “Figuring out how to deal with this thing is like building a plane while it’s flying through the air. The pandemic caught us off guard and challenged everything we once knew to be normal and stable.”
And yet.. here’s my instruction manual for just about everything: Joy is a guiding principle. There is always room for delight. Always, no matter what. With our permission, delight finds it’s way into the darkest circumstances.
In the midst of ministering to those in need, shutting down all of our normal church practices, reinventing new ways to do everything, addressing staff and financial issues, and caring for my family’s needs — it seemed important to make a video about our Practitioners‘ Pets.
(BTW, Practitioners are the Prayer Ministers at our Spiritual Center. They play an important role by serving our congregation with great love and integrity in ways too numerous to name).
Here is the video: Pandemic Prayer Partners.
I hope it makes you smile.
And if you have a minute, tell us about how you invite delight.