And we heard and reflected on Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot,” a startling and beautiful reflection on the place of humanity in the context of the immensity of the cosmos. Try to imagine your own life in a completely different framework from what you are used to – economically, racially, linguistically, socially, and a hundred other ways. It’s hard to shift your position like that, isn’t it? It changes how you live, relate, and make decisions. What you see truly does depend on where you stand. We listened well to one another in retreat last week and I know at least one person had their perspective changed by paying holy attention. Yes, a change of perspective might be revealing and clarifying, or it might be a sickening lurch. But be ready to shift perspective. Maybe stand somewhere else. God is in there.
Peace and grace — Pastor Carol