Monday, October 27, 2014

Ordination Anniversary and the Importance of Blue Butterflies

On October 19, the folks of Living Water Lutheran Church, the congregation I serve as pastor, remembered the thirtieth anniversary of my ordination. I didn't know until this morning that the display pictured above was around on that day. It means a lot to me.

The butterfly, of course, is a symbol of resurrection. But the blue butterfly is especially important for me and more than a few friends in the parish I last served, Saint Matthew Lutheran Church in Logan, Ohio. It was a favorite of Sarah, a young woman from Saint Matthew, who was always an example of faithfulness, grit, determination, fun, and good humor, a saint I look forward to seeing again one day in eternity.

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