Advent is one of my favorite times of the year. It gives me a quiet resting place in the middle of the headlong rush to the end of the school term, the end of the calendar year, the urgency of balancing the books, and planning for holidays. All of that can be exhausting, even if it is completely necessary.
Advent, however, is my everyday reminder of the holy. Breaking in all around me is a sense of the utter silence and sacred presence which upholds all of creation. From breath to breath, I can reconnect to that ground and source of being.
This week in Episode 2 of the Three Minute Ministry Mentor, you are invited to think about the holy depths of ministry. No matter where you are engaged in ministry — from leading protests to leading Holiday Blues services, from distributing diapers to preaching about peace, hope, love and joy — attention to the holy depths of the moment is a part of the practice of ministry. Learning to attend and speak to the sacredness of a moment is one of the postures of ministry that takes persistent paying attention.
This week’s story is about Eve, who has been featured in other publications of the Learning Pastoral Imagination Project. You can read more of her story in the LPI Five-Year Report. Watch this week’s episode to hear about the Holy Cow moment.
If you missed Episode 1, you can find it here.