Thought For The Week 21 June 2020
This week I had the privilege of leading the service of worship celebrating the life of June Mitchell. My thoughts and prayers are very much with Berry and the rest of the family as they grieve her passing.
June was a friend. A woman whom I admired and enjoyed being around. I will miss her, as I’m sure many of us will. These are the words I found to try to sum up something of who she was:
“June has been quiet, yet determined; courageous in the face of her fears, creative, understated, loving and faithful, in every sense of the word. She delighted in the minutiae of life, just as we have delighted in her presence in our lives.”
In scripture, we call these attributes of someone’s character that reflect the divine presence in their lives the fruits of the Spirit. As we draw near to God in Christ, slowly but surely the Holy Spirit infuses our being, and we are transformed from the inside out.
As I reflect on June’s life, I wonder, what are the words someone might share about me? What are the fruit of the Spirit that I would like to see in my own life?
Over the next few weeks we are thinking about the building blocks that, as a congregation, we want to include in our life together. The solid foundation that we can build our character upon. As we head into a new normal, I invite you to reflect on the foundations and fruit that you’d like to see in your own lives as you continue to draw near to Christ.