My more playful message today is to do just that. Remember to play. As serious as our world’s problems are, they will never be resolved by people who cannot relax and laugh together. Out of such playful times trust in one another can bloom. And with enough trust and play, the spark of the creative possibility of peace is kindled. Play, along with trust, might be that magic combination that beloved communities need to thrive.
And now, for the record that no one reads, I leave you this. Thank you to Rev. Craig for being The-Most-Awesome-Co-Minister-in-the-Universe. It has meant the world to me to share this journey with you. Thank you to Michelle, Maggi, Louise, Lisa and Monica, the best and brightest staff in the Universe. You had my back and made me look good all the way. You all deserve the deepest respect and trust of this great congregation. And, thank you to every member of UUCMC who has stepped up into leadership. Sharing this ministry with you has been my Universe. I will miss you and be sending you all kinds of positive and encouraging vibes long
into my retirement. Thank you to every member and friend of this congregation for your can-do spirit, your support for UUCMC, and your many lessons gifted to me in living generous and loving lives.
May each of you, and all of you together, know deep and abiding blessings for all the years to come. This is a fact. You are good and whole and beautiful and you are loved.
Be good to each other,
PS. And thank you to my loyal not-readers!