Tuesday, February 17, 2004

holding eggs

It was my 1st day at my new church (Opawa) today. I asked the 4 other paid staff to gather.

I gave them all an egg – fragile, yet hopeful. I talked about the church as the bride of Christ … beautiful … hopeful … yet fragile and nervous.

I said that I felt a bit nervous and fragile in this new role. I said I thought people at Opawa were probably a bit nervous and fragile about having a new young minister on board. I said I wondered if the staff were a bit nervous and fragile, wondering how they would fit with this new young minister.

And so we prayed for each other, that in our fragility new life would emerge.

Posted by steve at 10:35 PM


  1. Wonderful.

    Comment by Paul — February 18, 2004 @ 8:10 am

  2. Welcome ,welcome, welcome!

    Comment by Alan — February 18, 2004 @ 10:05 am

  3. that’s brave, and lovely (and ten years from now when I’ve forgotten where I heard it, I shall probably ‘nick’ your idea about eggs). if your vulnerability doesn’t win you friends, I don’t know what will.

    Comment by maggi — February 18, 2004 @ 10:52 am

  4. Great Stuff Steve. All the best in this first week.

    Comment by phil — February 18, 2004 @ 11:43 am

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