For those that missed it, it is the equivalent of wearing two dresses, a belt and a scarf on top of your usual clothing – it feels very heavy and very cosy.
For me though, it was also a very profound moment – remembering my call to ordination and the promises that I made to God, and to you, God’s people, at that time. Remembering all that God is calling me to be.........to be in my fullness.
The joy of MCC Newcastle (and MCCs worldwide) is that we are all called by God to serve – it is not just clergy or church leaders. When we are in the right place, using our gifts and skills to serve God, then that is when we are in our fullness. Sometimes, we are faced with difficulties or challenges. Sometimes everything seems to fit together and we are flying. Either way, there is a great peace or fulfilment from really knowing that we are being fully ourselves.
It is one of my greatest delights as your pastor, to see people living out their ministry and just shining with the joy of whatever it is that they are doing. In our Bedrock beliefs discussion this week, we spent some time talking about how we have all experienced God through other people – whether they helped and supported us in a particular way, or just by being with them on our journey through life.
I invite you to take time to pray this week about your own personal call – what is it that God has equipped and called you to do?