Talking of Birthday Treats – (sorry, it does go on a bit doesn’t it?) – this morning’s has been a good one. I managed to get to church for the first time in 4 weeks. Joining in via cd recording is a good substitute, but there is nothing like the buzz of actually meeting with people and being there for the service. Looking round our small congregation this morning I realised that our Minister had 3 retired ministers worshipping – quite amazing considering we are part of a small country parish.
It is such a privilege not to be responsible for anything. Thank you to our Minister and thanks to everyone doing all the bits and pieces that make things go smoothly.
This week I have been thinking about the concept of 6 days work and then a day off or sabbath. It is totally artificially when one is retired, of course. So it has to be translated as 6 ordinary days punctuated by a sabbath for considering the great themes of life. I’ve also mentioned before that a proper Day Off is also required. Usually for me, that was a Monday and Mondays still feel special. Unfortunately this coming week is shaping up to be a bit busy with appointments, so a total “let-down” for the rest of today is in order. I don’t need much of an excuse to declare a holiday.
Happy Sunday to you and yours.