While we sat in darkness, Lord Jesus Christ,
you interrupted us with your life.
Make us, your people, a holy interruption
so that by your Spirit’s power
we may live as a light to the nations,
even as we stumble
through this world’s dark night.
-Book of Common Prayer for Ordinary Radicals
We have had a lot of building and parking lot activity, interruptions and surprises this summer at Plymouth!
It has continually brought me back to the blessing of interruption. I am a creature of habit and ritual. I take comfort in certainty and routine. These things are good and have their purpose. However, when I look at interruptions as only annoyances, I am closing myself off to what are often the most urgent and true needs, blessings, and happenings around me.
May we welcome interruptions as opportunities. May we be people who invite God’s perspective on what is actually happening to and around us in our daily lives. May we see with holy-healing sight. May we see the needs around us (including our own). May we go forth with willingness, grace, humility and courage. Make us, Lord, into holy interruptions.
Yendra Tencza is Plymouth's Business Manager. Read more about her here.