Warm, warm wind, more wind, cold, snow, more snow, COLD, then warm again. Interesting cycle. Enough to give earthly support to the flu epidemic flooding us here in Colorado. We are always off balance this winter. We prepare ourselves for one weather system, then the other hits us from behind. Sickness follows. Think they’re related? How are you doing? Have you escaped this uncomfortable cycle? Are you well? Or have you been challenged to stay in balance? Balance, as you might guessed from the intro, is the theme for this month. It’s what we seek in life isn’t it have? The golden mean, the middle way. Living out the promises of life in a balanced way. It’s something we are all learning from womb to tomb. And it is always changing. What we lived as a balanced life in our 20’s is not the same as a balanced life in our 40’s and beyond. Our values and needs change from decade to decade.
Staying in balance is part of the work of the church of course. That is, helping each other to do so within the context of spiritual community is a core value.
Then there is the challenge of being in balance within systems. The big pictures. That takes the same love and honesty that our own individual efforts take. This month we will look at balance from a couple of different directions. One as current as this moment, the other a study of ancient ways aimed at this holy grail of human behavior.
“Come, come, whoever you are” and join us.
Rev. Barry Bloom
From the minister
A reflection on our theme each month.