Another conference done and dusted. This time, “Church and Society”. It was the usual mixed bag although I have to say this one was, I think, biased towards the better end of the spectrum.
Some very challenging and encouraging presentations on HIV/AIDS, working with children and work-life balance.
The “you will be working a 70+ hour week; get over it” attitude when we’ve had repeated conferences reminding us to take our leave entitlement, protect our day off and achieve a sensible work-life balance.
You know who you are! (Or maybe that was just the mirror after one too many late nights?)
Or maybe it was the ugly reality of some of the situations we may well come across. Not always easy to find love, never mind beauty, in some situations, yet who are we to deny God’s outrageous grace to anyone?
“We decide what we spend our time on.”
“Never underestimate the Guild!”
“Try not to be busy.”
and my choice when asked which statement struck a chord with regard to church:
When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new forms are created by people who are not afraid to be insecure.