Food for our Minds and Spirits: Unexpected Changes!

This week involved some of the most unexpected changes I’ve experienced in a while! On Tuesday it was almost 70 degrees, and then on Wednesday night it was in the high 20’s! Definitely the most unexpected shift I noticed this week!

Also, we were able to share with UUCC this week that in July I’ll be leaving my role here and moving to ministry work in United Methodist congregations in Parma, Ohio. That is a pretty big change too, and its some news I’m still getting used to. Maybe it will be news for some of you as well.

One of my favorite quotes from the history of philosophy is actually in our grey hymnals, from Heraclitus, one of the oldest philosophers, who talked about change in a snarky quip. He said, “the only constant thing is change.” To live is to change. To grow is to change. To evolve is to change. There is no “being,” there is only “becoming.”

We are in a weather season full of changes, we are in a congregational season full of ideas about the future and about what changes might come for us, and we are in a season were I also get to share the things that are changing for me and my work. I hope that this season calls us into a greater sense of intentionality––I know it calls me into that! And I hope that we can embrace the inevitability of change with a sense of wonder and curiosity about the future, because that future will be brighter and more full of hope if we greet it as a friend.

This song has been a meditative part of my recent spiritual life and it speaks to the experience of change and movement, flow and interruption, conflict and resolution. It is beautiful, choral and harmonic. It is a good soundtrack for change.

Sometimes it is hard to tap into our spiritual selves or find time to nurture our creativity and intellectual curiosity. Here is a section that reflects on some nourishing materials from around the web and related media channels in order to get us thinking, get us feeling, and get us reflecting on the lives we are living in this big world. **Some Adult/Mature Themes May Appear in Links and Other Attached Material**


Allan T. Georgia, MDiv, MTS, PhD