Saturday, October 27, 2012
Celebrating the old and the new
I was sitting and waiting to celebrate our new priest, Mother Amanda, when the young man in the striped shirt (far left) asked me if I was going to take photos for our church's website, a website I have helped to create in the past month. So I walked home.
As I looked at the images, I was disheartened by the less than crisp images that showed up on my computer. The one of the cake looked OK, the ones of the cheese were a disaster. But then this one caught my eye. There is one man who stands out.
He was at the church long before I arrived and has been one of those people I have met along my journey who calls out for the church to help those in need. A man to follow into a life of reaching out to the poor.
An hour before the service I had dropped off some cheese and some Nanaimo bars and headed out of the church to the farmers market. When I emerged from the church, it was he who offered me a ride. I needed the walk, so I passed on the offer, but my heart was lifted up be his presence. Attendance has been difficult for him over the past year, but how important to have a man, who had witnessed so many rectors at Holy Trinity be there for today's Celebration of New Ministry.
So I am glad that of all the people to shine forth in my photos, it was the man, who had offered me a ride.