Looking ahead

This has been a very stressful month. I was lost in a maze of things to do, reports to draft and translate, church administrative sessions and several meetings.

Thankfully, we were able to conclude our administrative session on November 18th, with a good spirit of fellowship and cooperation among the members. I didn’t stay for the session; I just felt that it was better to skip it. However, I couldn’t be able to escape its effects: I was selected as a member of a committee tasked with reviewing the Bylaws and our internal organizational scheme. Pretty interesting, right?

This time was also very difficult for me, personally and emotionally speaking. At times my own reality was nothing short of harrowing. But I was, and still am, being upheld in prayers by two very close friends of mine; and slowly, slowly, I am picking up my pieces. To them (they know who they are) and to everyone who offered a kind word of understanding and appreciation to me during this time: Thanks! And thanks be especially to our Lord and Father, who was always there with me.

I would also like to thank Steve and Simon, the two brethren behind Oremus, an excellent website that offers the Daily Office. There were times when I was completely unable to utter even the simplest prayer on my own; in those trying times, the structured discipline of prayers, collects and readings got me through and helped me in my personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Let’s hope things get better on now; surely there is plenty of work to do. For starters, I have to sit on a meeting this Sunday at 6pm. Just great. But our church needs me, and I will try to do my best.

To my American readers: Have a nice Thanksgiving in the company of your loved ones!

P.S.: Pssst, I am looking at you now… just don’t be scared, I don’t bite 😉

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