When Ingrid Encalada Latorre came to our congregation for sanctuary in 2017, she knew her case was a long shot. The more work we did with her – reaching out to attorneys, talking to legislators – the less sure we were about what the path forward could be for her.
I couldn’t be at Foothills on Sunday because I was at a family wedding in Austin, Texas. (But I did love staying connected through the livestream.)
I received a few notes this week that said basically, “My life can’t get any slower“ – with various reasons attached. “So, what does this series mean for me?”
My first memory of Foothills is in late 2013, when as a visiting seminarian from St. Louis I was invited to help lead worship and workshops for a UU youth conference held at the church.
To help us all stay a little more “in time” this season, I want to offer just a few follow ups to Sunday – in these days of often overwhelming days of advent, and December, and wintertime – experiment with these ideas as ways of feeling more connected, more present, and more aligned with the invitation of this season to slow down….
Technically, winter doesn’t start for another few weeks. But with the snow and frigid temperatures, the shortened days and darkened skies – the call of the season is already everywhere, inviting us to slow down, and reconnect. To rest, and renew, following the rhythms of the earth, to allow for a deeper contemplation, stillness, and quiet.