This week marks the end of our Count on Me! campaign by Pony Express. We will continue to welcome pledges online or by mail, but the satchels that traveled this city will be returned to us Sunday to be blessed. All in all, the Pony Express seems to have been a great success, uniting people in the Cathedral and helping us reach out to one another in an old-fashioned way.
This pandemic has created levels of isolation never seen in my lifetime. It is essential that, as a church, we find ways to reach out to one another during this time. The satchels were a connection, something that we could hold and pass on. But they are just the beginning. Please dream and pray with me about the next 18 months. How can we continue to reach out to one another in new and innovative ways. Can you join a small group on Zoom? Take a class? Wander into church for a pilgrimage with a friend? Drop off groceries for St. Mary’s Food Pantry? How is God calling you to be connected to the Body of Christ?
Remember that God is community. God is three in one and one in three, the Trinity. We are made in the image of God not when we are alone but when we are in community with others, when we are able to reach out in love to someone. I want to urge you to combat fear and isolation. Be careful, remain vigilant about this virus, but do not just spend all your time alone. Reach out to other people in this Cathedral, people who share your faith. Reach out virtually. Find each other. God does not want you to do this alone.
Thank you to all the captains, participants, staff and clergy who helped with this magnificent Pony Express. Thanks especially to Pam Searcy, Bob Dannals and the Development Council. God bless you.
Love in Christ,
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