Life is a balance of letting go and holding on.
This Rumi quote seems so simple on the surface but, when I reflect, it’s challenging to live by. Our Soul Matters theme for March is Balance. You can always find the packet and more information about the soul matters theme on our website (http://starrkingfellowship.org/soul-matters/). Life is made up of compromises, a leaning one way and then the other to balance things like work and home, rest and play, want and obliga-tion, time alone and time together. Of course we balance these things at the fellowship too.
We balance our resources looking to spread the workload and the obligation more evenly across the members and friends. Thank you to all who have stepped up said yes and taken a turn at hospitality through Smooth Sundays.
Our Director of Religious Education, Jane, and I are striving to balance the needs of our children with busy schedules and the changing culture. Additionally, our children’s needs change as they mature and we have to be nimble in how we walk with them in their development. I have no doubt we’ll do the best we can for our children as we plan for next year. I am reminded that often there may be more than one right way to do things.
I applaud all those who participated in the Awakening to Whiteness class every Sunday afternoon in February. It’s not a small thing to directly confront something that’s likely to challenge your understanding of yourself and your country. I’m so proud to be part of fel-lowship that has the heart and courage for this kind of personal justice work. I also have deep appreciation for Cindy Spring. She was instrumental in pulling the class together. It could not have happened without her passion and perseverance.
Finally, with the turning of the season with the vernal equinox, from winter to spring I turn my attention to the future, to all that is happening this month. I hope you’ll take the oppor-tunity to participate in the cottage meetings hosted by the stewardship committee. They are a delightful way to engage with your fellow Unitarian Universalists.
In faith and love,