On the first Sunday of June we'll celebrate the Birthday of the Church, Pentecost, 50 days since Easter. Be sure to wear your red as we recognize the giving of the Holy Spirit to help us build the Church. Just imagine for a minute with me how different our lives would be if everyone in our world could live each day in a spirit of love, joy, peace, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Consider how the Church would be different and in the wider picture the entire population. There would be no wars, no murders, no bullying, no harsh words between family members or even weight watchers as we would all exhibit self-control! Sadly, even our preschool students could teach us about the lack of the fruits of the spirit in our world. It is easy to become disillusioned and yet I hope with all of my heart that we don't lose heart or hope. Instead let us work on our own hearts and be a role model to those around us of how important it is to live by the Spirit both in and out of Church.
Lots of great opportunities for growth and joy in this upcoming month. Check out the articles!
Huge thanks to all of you for your tremendous support for our daughter Hannah's senior recital and open house. Your love and nurture of her is a priceless gift to our family.
With Hope and Joy,