‘Now I know everything anyone knows from beginning to end,
from the start to the close,
because Z is as far as the alphabet goes.’
– Dr. Seuss, On Beyond Zebra!
Over the past few years, our country has found itself in a place where the “truths” have been called into question. I don’t know about you, but I am often searching for more energy and time to do justice, have mercy, and walking humbly with (your) God. (Micah 6:8). Other times, I find myself struggling between wanting to retreat into a cave and ignore it all.
While retreating to a cave is not a really an option, retreating is something we see Christ doing from the earliest days of his public ministry. From his first retreat in the desert to his time in the garden, when His world was becoming too chaotic, he took time away alone and with his community of faith. In our modern world, retreat can be as simple as unplugging for a day to pilgrimages in the Holy Land.
Retreating is not only an opportunity for rest and renewal but is an opportunity for growth. The Kanuga planning team is working to provide an opportunity for members of the parish to find rest, renewal, and growth. There will be programs for children, youth, and adults to explore “everything anyone knows” and be “shown that you really don’t know all there is to be known” through the scriptures and through Dr. Seuss’ book On Beyond Zebra!
We hope you will join us this Sunday for brunch after the 10:45 a.m. service in the Parish Hall to learn more about Kanuga. There is a suggested donation of $10 to support scholarships for Kanuga. The brunch will include what makes Kanuga so great: fellowship, food, and a little renewal.
Eleanor Shell, Kanuga Planning Team