I have been preparing for Pentecost Sunday at work and at home — creating the service bulletin, the announcements, updating the website, finishing up my Pentecost banner — and while I work I have had a lot of time to contemplate the meaning of the day, the season, and how it relates to our parish life.
I must confess, the more I contemplate the more frustrated I get.
Let me explain. … No, wait … I don’t WANT to explain. I don’t want to bitch and moan about it any more. I want to DO something about it. I don’t want to continue to shake my head and whine about the uncaring person that left the shopping cart in the middle of the parking lot (or the parishioners who … DANG IT! I almost whined again!), I want to get on with the work that God has given me to do.
Oh man, good question!
Now, go listen to Krista Tippet’s interview with Seth Godin. You are being called into action. And if you think you aren’t called, think again. Start listening. We are ALL called.2