This Sunday sees a change in our church's pattern of services. It is going to entail two services on two separate islands – both taking place in the morning, more or less concurrently. (Instead of one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.) Now of course, I cannot be in two places at the one time, so we are relying on the willingness of a Lay Reader to take one of the services. We will be swapping islands, as it were, on the last Sunday of each month.
It is amazing to watch how some people embrace change and challenge and others are unhappy and upset by it. At one time I would have thought it was all about age – but I now know better. Sometimes it is because people are worried about cause and effect; sometimes because they are worried about what others might think; and sometimes because change unsettles themselves.
I have been fortunate all my life to enjoy positive change.
The majority of people seem to think this particular change is a good thing. So let's hope it turns out to be so.