From the Rector
March 31, 2020
I’ve been thinking alot about Lazarus the last couple of days. What would it be like to return from the dead? Perhaps much the same as to be half dead. Many of us can identify with the latter. It seems as if we are half alive: tied-up at home, experiencing the anxiety of the unknown, hearing sometime moment to moment that corona has come closer to us through someone in our life. As the monotony of time and news continues, it has allowed me to move, unexpectedly, in another direction – a realization that it is always “now.” In a rich paradox, I have never felt so “in touch” with the Sacred. I have never been so aware of the timeless nature of the eternal. As the ordered sense of time in the past has waned, the waxing experience of God’s presence and reality has taken over. It brings a smile to my face, a “hmm” to my voice, as I watch the other creatures of nature move in their normal existence, oblivious to the change in mine. This is my Lazarus time. This is the ‘now’ of my life at this moment. This is the place God dwells. That makes me smile. That makes me go “hmm.” That carries me to the next moment – so different and, yet, so the Same.
May this prayer allow you to know God’s presence with you:
Be still and know that I AM God.
Be still and know that I AM.
Be still and know that.
Be still and know.