Paul tells us in I Corinthians that we are “the body of Christ and individually members of it.” God has appointed us different roles: apostles, prophets, teachers, forms of leadership, and others.
I contemplate this as we move through 2012. We will be saying goodbye to Fr. Andrew and Lynda, and entering a new chapter in the life of Ascension. We will be on our own for a while, as we enter the search process to call the twelfth Rector of Ascension. As we do that, each of us will have a special role to perform, based on our special and individual talents. We are blessed to have such wonderful people in our parish family! And as we work together, we will work as one in the body of Christ, striving for the greater gifts. “And I will show you a still more excellent way.”