It's just been the second anniversary of starting ministry in Bute and Cowal. Two years of the business of being a priest in a church community, trying to make sense of it all.
Things have changed for me, in leaving a curacy, and leaving the Church of England. Things that really seemed to matter are held more lightly. Things that didn't seem so interesting before are now critically important. Boringly, I can't really say which are which, not in an open blog post at any rate!
And who knows where the next two years of the dance will take my family, my churches and I? I suspect and intend that we will still be in Cowal and Bute, trying to make sense of it all. But what will have changed, evolved this time?
The unexpected sherry and cake after the eucharist on Sunday on Bute was a lovely surprise. There are still plenty of those in this life, I am delighted to report. And God: God is there in all sorts of ways. One has to remember to keep on looking, all the same...
Sermon preached on 15 July 2018 (Pride Weekend)
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