Each month, a member of the board will share a reflection on the Soul Matters monthly theme and the state of the church. The Soul Matters theme for May is Thresholds. This month’s post is offered by Julia Antonsen.
The monthly Soul Matters theme for this month is “Thresholds”. Hearing the word made me think of the threshold of the doors in our lives and each threshold means different things depending on when we cross it. The threshold of the outside door as we hurried out of the cold into the house in winter. It that same threshold we cross on the beautiful spring day with enthusiasm of the warming sun as we leave our homes, even if it is to just sit in the sun.
We cross our threshold of church where we enter with the busyness of the week with hope of seeing our friends and leave that threshold having made connections and feeling better. Even when we enter our virtual church, it is when we chose to enter that unique place, we are crossing into community through a threshold of our devices.
Our church has a new threshold to cross. We have been so fortunate to have our troika teach and support us these past two years. We collectively have learned so much from them as they have prepared us for the next steps in our church journey. This summer they will cross the threshold in their new adventures and we will witness them with gratitude.
Entering our threshold is Rev. Lisa who we will welcome with open arms and hearts as she enters our community. We are so excited to have her join us! We will learn what new, interesting, and challenging thresholds we will cross with Rev. Lisa in the future.
As you go on to your daily lives, take a moment to pause at your chosen threshold and see what comes to your mind…
— Julia Antonsen
Member, UUCM Board of Trustees
Well said. Thanks.
Using thresholds is a nice image to keep in mind as we leave and return everywhere… thanks for reminding us.
Very nicely stated, it evoked pleasant feelings, thanks.
I love the contrast you highlighted – that the same threshold can have significant different meaning depending on when and how we approach it. A good reminder – and an ‘easy’ practice to engage in as I pass through many physical thresholds in my day.