Generosity, it is said, comes in many different forms. We say each Sunday that we are grateful for the time, treasure and talent of everyone - the generosity of everyone, really. But is it just time, treasure and talent? I heard recently from a colleague that she was so impressed with our generosity toward our new Music Director. She had been so impressed that after loving Beth for so long, that we have been so open and embracing of Jakob.
That, my dear congregants, is generosity of heart! Personally, I’m not surprised. You’ve always been that way. You welcomed me, you welcomed Rev. Judy, and Karen MP. Every Sunday you welcome new people into the life of this congregation. Every time you take a moment to introduce yourself or invite someone out to lunch; every time you bring a meal to someone in need or give a ride or do a “check in” phone call, that’s generosity of heart. Every time you volunteer on Sunday morning or spend some time fixing up our building, you are giving your love to the congregation generously. And now that I think about it, every time you give to the Capital Campaign and our Pledge Drive is generosity of the heart. Ok, Let’s face it - generosity, in any of its forms comes from the heart. Because generosity is love. And again, let’s face it, this congregation knows how to love! I felt it deeply at my 10-year anniversary celebration. I think about all the time, treasure, talent and love that went into that and I’m overwhelmed. You do love, you do generosity so well!
Yours in generosity,