Upon reflection, this month’s theme of “Becoming” seems particularly appropriate to the times we live in. 

For the past year, we have been in quarantine, isolated in a way that most of us have never experienced before.  As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more and more widely available, we are beginning to consider what our post-quarantine life will look like.

During this in between and planning time, it seems a fitting time to reflect on who we have become and are becoming due to this massive shake-up in our lives. How have we changed? What lessons have we learned?  Who am I becoming? And who are we becoming together?

My hope is that we have all found blessings and things to be grateful for in this pandemic time, and that we can hold on to those gifts as we move forward together and figure out our new normal. Rather than trying to go back to the way things were, what would it be like to reimagine our lives to incorporate those gifts and lessons into our lives going forward?  Instead of falling back into old patterns, perhaps we can dream up new ways of being together, supporting each other, learning together and worshiping with one another.  Who and what do we want to become at this moment in time?

I think right now we have a wonderful opportunity to begin again in love. I hope you will join me in imagining what that might look like.