A year ago today, Palm Sunday, I announced to my church that we would be leaving at the end of June. It also happened to be April 1st, April Fool's Day. When the tears rolled down my face the congregation knew I wasn't joking.
As I sat in a church pew this morning, tears rolled from my eyes once more. A year after announcing my resignation, I am beginning a new journey. I start my new job at CASA of the Pike's Peak Region tomorrow morning.
It seems as though things have come full circle as we embark upon Holy Week once more. Last Palm Sunday I began the task of saying good-bye to the congregations and those I came to love deeply. This Palm Sunday I prepare to start a new job, a new ministry.
I could not have predicted the multiple changes and struggles we have faced this past year. In many ways it was a year of death, loss, and pain. I hope and pray that this year will be one of resurrection, new beginnings, and joy.