The brand new pastor and his wife, newly assigned to their first ministry to reopen a church in suburban Brooklyn, arrived in early October excited about their opportunities. When they saw the church, it was very run down and needed much work. They set a goal to have everything done in time to have their first service on Christmas Eve. They worked hard, repairing pews, plastering walls, painting, and on Dec 18 were ahead of schedule and just about finished. On Dec 19 a ter
The dictionary definition of balance – ‘an even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.’ These characters need to maintain an awareness of their position and behaviour, otherwise a catastrophe occurs. That’s a good ‘rule of thumb’ for managing life. To have the awareness of how our attitudes and actions impact those around around us is necessary for maintaining our mental health and the health of our community.