It has been a very interesting past few weeks, not only in thinking about considering goals but also determining new standards (see post below) for both personal and professional life.
I was monitoring the NCCYM live-stream over the weekend, and Kathy Goller of Buffalo, in talking about national certification, reviewed the pervious night’s youth ministry extravaganza where all laughed at the images of youth ministers who are underappreciated and messy and a little goofy. Kathy asked of we are ready for those perceptions to change.
Anytime is a good time to hit the reset button, to reconcile your better angels with your momentary choices. Sr. Anne Bryan Smollin followed that “commercial” with a keynote with much humor regarding our attitudes and keeping them positive.
However, as church and as individuals, we must find a balance between these two statements:
> We must care about ourselves mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
> God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.
I’ve been hitting the reset button in my life trying to find balance within the Way, the Truth, and my own life…. attempting to be a “person of resurrection and hope” that Smolin discussed.