Wednesday, November 21, 2007

NabloPoMo Gratitude #21

Tonight was the annual interfaith community Thanksgiving service. It's been an interesting evolution. The first year I lived here I remember sitting in the pew looking around and wondering how I would do in this new place. Would I find friends, make a home here? A few years later I sang with the community choir. Tonight, vested, I processed with the rest of the clergy, did one of the readings, looked around the crowd for "my" people, greeted the community folks afterward. It was another one of those little moments where I just had to do a wee reality check just to make sure I had not dreamed this whole thing. So tonight I am grateful again just to be in this place, living this life, for all the funny twists and turns that got me here, right where I am so clearly supposed to be.


Diane said...

we had our interfaith service tonight, too.

The Catholic women always tell me that it's meaningful for them to see a women up front :)

FranIAm said...

Greetings! Thanks for coming by my blog to read about my visit with Diane... I am in a special group indeed and I am deeply grateful!

I am living in a new place and it struck me last night... What? No interfaith community service?! So it interested me to see your post.

Honestly- not that I have always gone to them, but I can't remember a time when I was in a parish where one was not happening.

It struck me as an odd anomaly in my otherwise vibrant and active parish.

Anyway, I am simply grateful for this life. It is not always as I imagined... mostly not. Yet it is all gift- rich, beautiful and so good.

And Diane is right- at least for this Catholic woman. I really long to be up there. Some might wonder why I don't go find a place where I could be up there, but leaving is not as easy as it sounds.

While I am a more progressive Catholic than many, it is deep in my bones. I left for many years and how the spirit called me back is another story, but there I am.

Well I have rambled on too long. Peace, grace, healing, consolation, joy and more to you RevDrKate!

Happy Thanksgiving one and all!

Katherine E. said...

Kate, you are a blessing! I'm so thankful to have "met" you in this amazing blogworld!

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan said...

This is nice. I so enjoy your NabloPoMo Gratitudes. Happy Thanksgiving!

mompriest said...

Blessings Kate, God is good indeed! So glad you are in a place that feels so "right" for you. That's something to be thankful for!