It is far easier when life is going reasonably well to not embrace change. It is far easier to stay entrenched in the same attitudes, behaviors, and belief systems that have defined our daily lives. We are far more inclined to stay in our comfort zones, whether it's healthy or not. However, when there is disruption, challenge, or loss, we are often called to a change of heart, to turn around and look at ourselves and the world around us in a different way. It is in those difficult, unpredictable times that blessing can be found when we have a change of heart: to find the good in others, to affirm the way God is working in their lives, to be more willing to forgive others, to be more generous with our time, talent, and money, and to count the blessings we have.
This Wednesday evening in worship, we will be looking at the story of Israel, through the eyes of the prophet Ezekiel, not only looking at matters of the heart for God's faithful (and sometimes unfaithful) people but also the heart of God which changes out of his great love for us. Hope many of you will be able to join us.
Also, if you have not already done so, search your inbox for the most recent copy of St. Andrew's newsletter and save it to your desktop. It contains some really important information about Holy Week and Easter events yet to come. See you in church!