Throughout University I was on the varsity rowing team. We trained 6 days a week - rain or shine we were on the water at 6AM. It was an eight seater and if one person slept in, the boat remained on the racks. If one person “caught a crab” the whole boat lost rhythm. We needed and depended on each other. It reminds me of the body of Christ, “if one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26. Imagine the impact of a church wholeheartedly pulling together, going in the same direction, at the same time.
As we prepare for the weekend, I am grateful for the staff team who have worked together well to provide a retreat. “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.” Thomas Merton –