Change. Endings. Life goes on.
Later this morning, my old church will have its last service at its present location. It coincides with Fr. X's last service with this congregation.
Such a tumultuous time in the preceding months. Now things are changing, ending. This is real.
I don't feel called to go back, and yet there is a sad wistfulness -- a wish that things could have ended on a better note. But maybe this was the only way things could end. The situation was just too highly charged for anyone involved. Perhaps God just had to bring things to a screeching halt.
I hope that someday there will be a way to rewrite the ending to this tale, to make this a more peaceful ending.
But life does go on. And I see opportunities for growth at my present church that weren't available at my old one. More opportunities to serve God and other people. And at least for now, a kind of sheltering from church drama that I really need right now.
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on. Be blessed!
And a little bonus track...