the bank

As we end this official month of Pastor appreciation at Central, after much reflection, the thing that I most appreciate about Julia and Michael is that they have created for us so many opportunities to care for one another.  In all the work, activities, and events going on at Central, every caring word or conversation, every physical act of service, and every stance of solidarity with others in our community allows us the ability to contribute to a spiritual and emotional bank account. And just like a “real” bank account, we will need it as Pastor Julia preached this last Sunday, when times are hard, tragedy strikes, and love and goodness seem far away, our savings will help us stay connected to our common humanity. So even when our lives, or even the whole world seems closer to despair than to the divine, the bank of Central is always open for business. Thank you, Julia and Michael.