Look Away from the Brights -- it's human nature to move toward that which we are looking at or concentrating on
- political polarization resulting from a breakdown in civic norms,
- religious and cultural superficiality,
- noise and information overload,
- or just our own chronic busy-ness,
How do we look away to the road we're on?
Well, at The Falls Church Episcopal, thanks to the prayerful and hard work of the vestry, we completed, in 2017, a new 3-5 year vision. We spent significant time asking what God’s will might be for this particular faith community at this particular time. In 2018, we invested heavily in new staff by way of pursuing the strategic priorities which flow from that vision. Our Annual Report gives people a good sense of not only how those investments are beginning to pay off, but of the continuing good work we have been doing the past several years.
The bad news about bright distracting lights is that they are always there.
The good news is, we have agency -- choice -- in how to react to them.
We don’t want to ignore those lights, but neither do we want to concentrate on, or be drawn into, them.
The good news is, as our Annual Report shows, we’re pedal-to-the-metal on our own road. We have exciting directions to go.
The Falls Church Episcopal congregation is simultaneously one of the oldest, and one of the newest faith communities in the Diocese and nation. What an honor to be part of this new story. How exciting it is to invite others to join in.
Glory to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine.