Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A Bit Sad

I went to circle this morning. I never go, but thought I really ought to start. I think I will alternate the day and the night circles. So, after circle this morning, one of the old ladies, whom I dearly love took me aside and said she wanted to talk with me. I asked what about and she said that she had really listened to my sermon on Sunday (on reconciliation) and she was sorry about things she had thought about me. Well, at least I know people are listening to my sermons, but I am really saddened. I just don't think this is the right fit for me. I think I'll start putting together my PIF (resume in secular speak) and post it and see what happens. Or I may stick it out to the end of my contract in a year. And then just retire.


Songbird said...

I'm sorry it feels this way to you.

Rev Nancy Fitz said...

I hope it lightens up. I can relate. I just read the tuesday RGBP comments and wanted to mention that Amish forgiveness was written by a mennonite theologian. Don Kraybill (currently is in the church of the brethren,as I am) is co-author and I had him for a seminary class on the radical reformation that was quite small so got to know him well.

He spoke about the process of writing the book this summer at an event. Quite powerful. I haven't read it yet, but i plan too.

Your thoughts on texts are very good, thanks. Oh, and talk to the board of pensions. My friend did and decided with what she wouldn't be paying in and what she'd be getting out, it was time.