Happy Summer, Joyful Summer,
Finally summer is here with all its trappings- great weather, ice cream, a ball game, a bike ride, a BBQ. I hope all of you are taking a breath and finding a way to soak in, enjoy and savor each moment. In the summer at the Highlands we dive into Sabbath time, a time of rest, renewal and re-creation. Our office hours are reduced, and we share in the Union Services with other Melrose churches. This gives our staff, our deacons, our stewards and all our leadership an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the gift of these beautiful days and nights. If you are traveling-safe travels. If you are local and have a pastoral concern, please leave a message on my office voice mail or cell phone, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.
We hope that you too can savor, enjoy and dive into a time of rest and renewal.
Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement. ....get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal; everything is incredible; never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed. ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel