I feel like I should post something, but I don't have much to say.
I am trying so hard not to be consumed with self interest in this closing of the church. I selfishly want it to stay open until I can retire. In 2.5 years, or perhaps 3.5 years. One elder thinks we should keep on keeping on until we financially can't. He says if we make changes like turning over much of our huge and unused space to another organization, people will get upset. He doesn't know if they will get used to it or leave. He also doesn't think we will get enough funds from the "deal" for it to make sense for us. Assuming his number are correct, he is right. But, as I was writing this, I realize I have been asking the wrong questions. I have viewed this as a business deal, but the question is, does it further our mission? And I think it does.
Hmmm, so posting is important, if only to help me hear a different voice in my heart.