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The Episcopal Church in the City of Euclid

As I write this letter, we are just getting into the swing of Summer Music Camp. Before you read it, camp will be over, but hopefully its lessons, love, and fun will be remembered long into the future.

Our theme this year is “Biblical Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Of course, we began at the beginning, with the story of creation. We’re trying out different versions of stories, and as I read to the children from one of my favorites, Does God Have A Big Toe: Stories About Stories in the Bible, by Marc Gellman, I was struck by Gellman’s telling that God created humans to be partners in creation:

The man and the woman asked, “What’s a partner?” and God answered, “A partner is someone you work with on a big thing that neither of you can do alone. If you have a partner, it means that you can never give up, because your partner is depending on you. On the days you think I am not doing enough and on the days I think you are not doing enough, even on those days we are still partners and we must not stop trying to finish the world.”

On the days when we wonder if our efforts are enough – towards justice, towards mercy, towards the kingdom of God – when we see chaos and cruelty around us, and our compassion is in danger of fatigue, it is good, it is a comfort, it is a new goad to envision God reaching back toward us, partnering with us to bring creation to that point which God has already called it into, where everything is good.

Thanks be to God.

Rosalind +