Pastor’s Corner: Thanks for the Anniversary!

I have my own sense of the flow of time – at times (at times – you see what I did there) it seems positively unique.

As, for example, my puzzlement when the anniversary of my arrival as your pastor came around. It didn’t feel like it had been a year.

That was a different feeling from my usual sense of “how long I’ve lived here.” There are times when I feel like I just stepped off the airplane, and other times when I feel like I’ve lived here for years. At one moment everything is familiar, and at the next I encounter something brand new. I rather enjoy that see-saw. It’s always interesting.

It took a couple weeks to realize why the anniversary’s timing confused me: I’m as closely tied to the Church calendar as to the world calendar. My first Sunday on the Church calendar was the third Sunday in Easter. And so, a couple of weeks ago, when that third Sunday of Easter passed by, I had this moment of revelation: Wow! It’s been a year!

This column is far too short to review or evaluate that time. It is just right to offer you my profound and humble thanks. Mahalo for the gift of calling me here to Church of the Holy Cross. Mahalo for the gifts of your spirits offered so freely. Mahalo for the gift of your trust to try things and see how it goes. Mahalo for the gift of gentle correction! And mahalo for the gift of that amazing Sig Zane shirt, the toy birds who adorn my office shelf, and every single smile.

Mahalo nui loa! Mahalo ke Akua!


Pastor Eric

Categories Pastor's Corner Reflections | Tags: , | Posted on May 3, 2017

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