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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Sunday, December 19, 2004

God's gracious gifts

There were several, over the weekend. Of course, not being able to bi (or quad!) locate, I missed much more than I would have preferred. I was at my dad's house in Western Michigan, sharing a pre-Christmas Christmas with family too seldom seen. And though I got sick in the middle of it (necessitating an extra night up there), it was grand to spend the time nestled within the foundations of my life.

  • In Detroit, the bishop of Michigan ordained four people to the diaconate-- including Susie, my sister with the angelic voice and exuberant, loving spirit.
  • In Chicago, Charlie was among several ordained to the priesthood. A gentle soul with a smile that reaches into his eyes, and a gift for holy, wholly listening that few share.
  • Out in Montana, Rev. Ref. was also priested-- this my beloved brother, whose strong, knowing heart and gift for speaking truth continually overwhelm me.
The Lord has indeed lifted up his countenance upon us. Thanks be to God!


Blogger Reverend Ref + said...

You were missed. But it's always nice to see family that you miss; and glad to know you're feeling better.

December 22, 2004 9:42 AM  

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