Being Faithful and Significant
It is AGM time once again. AGMs can feel like a bit of a bore. A must do that we have to get through. But in theory at least they provide us an opportunity to reflect on and give thanks for the past year. For what we have done and more importantly what God has done in and through us. AGMs also give us an opportunity to look ahead a little and wonder what might be ours to do in the year ahead.
It is important in all this to not get side-tracked by things that often side-tracks groups like churches. In these hard times too often we end up talking about how to survive, and if we are really feeling optimistic, how to be successful. Today’s gospel reading, Luke 13:1-9 has as one of its themes that life is a gift and we are to live that gift to the fullest. For who knows when it will end. So rather than worrying about surviving, maybe we should be faithful to who we are called to be. And rather than be successful, whatever that means, maybe we should be a significant presence in this community. May God grant us imagination as we meet and begin the year ahead.