“‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come, your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven…” Matthew 6:9-10
What a great weekend! Last Friday, I presented a community workshop on professional ethics for my counseling and social work peers at New Creation Counseling Center. In attendance were a number of colleagues whom I had not seen for years. Several of them were counselors whom I had supervised over the years, and it was so affirming to see them making a difference in the lives of their clients. What a joy it was to interact with them, and to share my professional journey through the lens of an ethics discussion.
On Saturday, my family was in town to attend the graduation of my oldest grandson, Jack as he graduated from Miami University. Experiencing the traditions of a college which indeed has a storied history was very reassuring. The time-honored customs of a college graduation were well observed. I must also mention how proud I am of Jack who graduated Magna Cum Laude. Yes, Poppa must have room to boast here! 😊
Finally, on Monday, I attended the retirement of a dear man who started a non-profit for people in recovery (Joshua Recovery Ministry). He did this AFTER he retired from his full-time career when he was in his early 60’s. This man, Ron Will, has a heart for ministry, and he has not let age define his work and mission call. What a joy it was to celebrate Ron with, again, some people I had not seen for years. I reconnected with like-minded people who value recovery work- work that calls us to honesty, humility, patience, and dependence upon God to do things that we cannot do for ourselves.
So, it was a full weekend, and it was so wonderful. We are called to bring the Kingdom of heaven to earth. This weekend was a bit of that Kingdom of heaven coming to earth.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for the plan that you have for us to work together to bring some heaven to earth, Amen