As we chart our course
Written in the months during which my congregation was contemplating amalgamation with another, this song contains five of the names (or parts of names) suggested for the new combined flock: Pilgrim, Living Spirit, Crossroads, New Horizons, and Hope. A new beginning should also provide an opportunity to reassess one’s vision and if necessary, adjust one’s direction. The reality is a little bumpier, because with all the turmoil of change there seems to be an instinct to not to want to “rock the boat” one more time. Yet there is at least an acknowledgement that there may be a course change. Perhaps beginnings last longer than we think.