Back in July I spent a day with the Connecticut River Pilgrimage. On that day, the river was very high and the current swift and steady. The river's flow moved us along so fast that we really didn't need to paddle. We did paddle, because that is what you do when you are in a small boat and you have a paddle in your hands. But, for a while we stopped and rafted up in the middle of the river. Looking at the shore, we were moving along almost as fast as we were when we were paddling. It was an interesting reminder. First, it made it clear who was in charge; it was not us. Second, it showed us that sometimes we don't need to be doing, we just need to be, and we will get to where we need to go. Are we sometimes busy just because we feel like we need to be busy? Maybe we need to stop and let God move us along in the river of life.
Benge Ambrogi, Parishioner