As we find ourselves on the back end of a beautiful month where we have been exploring the theme of unity, we reflect on the goodness of our God. It seems that we have only needed a new moon, a change in perspective, and perhaps a fresh focus in order to feel the energy shift beneath our feet. This morning, under the glow of that new moon, I woke up feeling revitalized, refreshed, and once again ready to tackle the tasks ahead of me as we prepare for the reopening of our school on Wednesday of this week. After a week of rest via the blessing of a Fall Break, we have regained the strength necessary to continue on our journey. The rest of this week will be about new beginnings, fresh starts, and perhaps, even clean slates.
Reflecting on the past seven days, one of the most beautiful pieces of this Fall Break was that we came together in a spirit of unity via an unanticipated path - that of humility, lack of energy, and pure, devout exhaustion. I feel compelled to dig a bit deeper into the theme of humility as a means of achieving unity. I believe it is a pathway that will take us far in the oncoming weeks. As we go back to in-person schooling, as we strive onwards to Election Day, and as we deal with the aftermath beyond, if we approach our work and the people we love most with a posture of humility, I think we can remain united rather than divisive, regardless of personal beliefs or political views. As my pastor so frequently says, "You are entitled to your own opinion, but you aren't entitled to your own Bible." May we remember to see Biblical truths together in the days ahead.
A Posture of Humility