Searching for True North

Every month, this column will seek out a direction that we can each follow, to find our "true north." Part of a spiritual person's quest is to find the way to their own understanding of life. In a tradition that values a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, the way to "true north" may be different for each of us.

In my monthly column, I will highlight ways to find a spiritual "true north" that seem meaningful to me. As I get know you all, my sharing will be greatly based on the things I see and hear in the fellowship.

 

Thursday
Jan012015

Happy New Year

Dear Friends,
Barely is Christmas and Chanukah gone by, and soon the pretty lights will come down, and Christmas
trees and menorahs will be put away for another year. Very soon, the crocuses will bud and bloom, and spring will be upon us. We often think of New Year’s as a time for new beginnings, and rethinking old ways and patterns. How can we do X or Y different this year?
Shall I make a resolution to eat more vegetables and go to the gym more often? Or, perhaps, I resolve to do better at staying in touch with friends and family who are far-flung across the globe? Whatever your resolutions may be, we always have a chance to start anew.
For one of our Sunday services this month, I’m going to be preaching about Process Theology, which tells us
that everything and everyone is always in the process of becoming what we will be. The process is never complete; just steps along the way are completed. Rather than being alarmed that we are never finished with our work in this life, I like to take heart in the fact that I always have another chance to do things differently,
next time. I think this is true for us all – we are ever in the process of becoming and that provides us with endless opportunities.
This is my hope for you: May this new year be filled with joy. May the year be one of discovery and healing for
the whole congregation. May each of you find answers to your burning questions,
and may you all be fulfilled.